Bombshell claim: Baby powder causes cancer

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A common household item commonly used on babies could have devastating side effects on women who use it as a sanitary product, a new report claims.

Giant corporation Johnson & Johnson has been dealt a huge blow after a jury awarded a multi-million dollar verdict over whether talc in its baby power causes ovarian cancer when it is used for feminine hygiene.

The St. Louis jury awarded $110.5 million to 62-year-old Lois Slemp of Wise, Va., who had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 2012 — an ailment she believes was caused by the use of talcum powder products for more than 40 years.

Three other jury trials in St. Louis went about the same way, with plaintiffs being award with tens of millions of dollars in damage for  a combined total of $307.6 million.

Here’s a statement from law firm Zamler, Mellen, & Shiffman, personal injury attorneys, on the possible connection betwee talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder is a popular choice for many women who use it daily for feminine hygiene.  Yet this trusted household product may be responsible for causing a serious and deadly form of ovarian cancer in thousands of women each year.

The link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder ovarian cancer dates back as early as 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer patients revealed talc particles in their ovarian tissues.  Johnson & Johnson talc mining companies have argued against these findings and managed to keep their dangerous product on the shelves for 40 more years without restrictions or warnings of any kind.

Research suggests that talcum powder can contribute to cancer in the ovaries if particles enter the body through the vagina.  One review of data reported in the medical journal Cancer Protection Research indicated that women who regularly use talc-based powder for feminine hygiene might increase their risk of ovarian cancer by about 41 percent.

If you or a family member were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a talcum-based Johnson & Johnson powder product, such as Shower to Shower or Johnson’s Baby Powder, for feminine hygiene, contact Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C., today for your fee consultation.

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Wanda B. Hewlett

Wanda B. Hewlett (Contributor) is a freelance writer from the UK. When she’s not busy writing she loves to spend her time traveling, exploring and running.

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