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Dangers of Using Talc Powder for Feminine Hygiene

April 28, 2016 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

talcum powderFor years and years, individuals have been using talc powders for various reasons. For women, talc powder is often used as a feminine hygiene product. Unfortunately, according to various studies, this is a bad idea.

Talc powder has long been linked to an increased risk of ovarian and fallopian tube cancer. Countless lawsuits have been brought forth regarding talc powder use and the development of cancer.

The possible association was first pointed out in the 1970s and since then, there have been upwards of 20 reports that have come out to show the same results. These types of products include baby powder, Johnson & Johnson Shower to Shower Powder, and more.

In 2013, the Journal Cancer Prevention Research showed that women who used talc powder as a feminine hygiene product have a 20-30% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. The conclusion matched a similar number that was presented 10 years earlier when researchers analyzed 16 different research papers.

Talc powder has marketed to women many years regarding the products, claiming that they keep you “cool, comfortable, and free of vaginal odors.” Recent lawsuits also allege that manufacturers of talc powder failed to warn consumers of the various dangers associated with the development of ovarian cancer.

At Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., our talc cancer attorneys are well aware of the various risks regarding the use of talc powder. If you or someone you love has developed ovarian or fallopian tube cancer after using talc powder, you may have the right to file a claim. You should be able to hold the manufacturer accountable for their failure to keep consumers safe.

We stand by your side through the entire process so you have someone protecting your rights. Call us today to discuss a potential claim and learn more about your options.

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