Talcum powder has been found deeply embedded in ovarian tumors.
Because talcum powder doesn’t dissolve easily, it can take years to break down inside the body. The buildup of particles is exacerbated if talcum powder is used daily for personal hygiene, a common practice among millions of women.
Unfortunately, tumor growth can go undetected for a long time in a woman’s reproductive organs. By the time cancer is discovered, it is often too late for a full recovery. Pathologists have found particles of talcum powder “deeply embedded within ovarian tumors.”
Talcum powder’s link to ovarian cancer can be traced back more than 40 years. Numerous scientific studies about the connection have been published in prominent journals worldwide. And In 2010, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on cancer concluded that “perineal use of talc-based body powder is possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Recently, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health care products. The suits allege the company has long known that perineal use of talcum powder is a possible risk factor for ovarian cancer, but failed to warn consumers about the possible danger. So far, two juries have found J&J liable and have awarded a total of $127 million in damages.
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