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Talcum Based Baby Powder Linked to Cancer

BOLD Marketing - Tuesday, August 09, 2016

A common household product, from a company that has been a trusted household name for over 100 years, shouldn’t cause cancer. But in thousands of recent cases across the U.S. (including Missouri) – it has.


The Johnson & Johnson company has recently come under pressure for using talcum powder as the main ingredient in Johnson’s Baby Powder. For decades, families have trusted Johnson & Johnson’s product for their babies or other uses. Some women have even used Johnson’s Baby Powder as a staple in their own daily routines.


Studies have now linked the use of talcum powder in the genital area to ovarian cancer, and the risk is even higher among African-American women. The American Cancer Society currently lists talcum body powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”


Lack of Warning

The heart of these cases cast blame on Johnson & Johnson because, while they do have a warning against ingesting Johnson’s Baby Powder on the bottle, they do not include a warning against repeated use of their product in and around the genital area. Further, Johnson & Johnson has, in the past, marketed Johnson’s Baby Powder as a product for women to use as a way of staying fresh—a vague description open to interpretation.


What You Can Do

There is evidence that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the cancer risk from talcum powder but failed to warn consumers of the danger. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used Johnson’s Baby Powder, schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.


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