Scientific research has indicated that talc-based powders can cause ovarian cancer.
- Johnson & Johnson has faced a spate of multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against its talcum-based baby powders.
- Women have used the baby powder to enhance genital hygiene and it has exposed then to the risk of ovarian cancer.
- Talc is derived from rock and ground into a fine powder that helps absorb moisture and reduce friction on the skin’s surface.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys in the St. Louis cases argued that talc can migrate to the ovaries. This can create an inflammatory response that creates conditions that increase the likelihood of cancer growth, the lawyers contended.
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