The link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer

By: Darrell Castle

Talcum powder doesn’t have to contain asbestos to be dangerous, allegedly.


If the statement above throws you off-guard, then you’re not alone. Many people didn’t know of the pre-1970s talcum powder tins that, at one time, contained asbestos.

However, Deane Berg, a faithful 32-year user of Johnson’s Baby Power and Shower to Shower products, which are products that contain asbestos-free talcum powder, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 49. This has lead to a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, which has instigated more lawsuits alleging a link between body power and cancer.

Talcum powder is a product used by generations of people to treat different types of skin issues, specifically as a traditional hygienic product.

According to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, nearly 14,000 woman lost their lives in 2013 to ovarian cancer. Brenda Craig, a LawyersandSettlements.com writer, researched and reported that a significant percentage of ovarian cancer cases in the United States can be linked to talc.

Talc is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium that is used in talcum powder. 

Plaintiffs in these talcum powder lawsuits allege that manufacturers should have been aware of the cancer dangers and failed to warn the public. 

If you’ve used any products with talcum powder and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, or you know of someone who has, you should speak to an experienced attorney immediately.

Ovarian cancer is a serious and life-altering illness, sometimes resulting in death depending on the stage it’s discovered in. Because of this, the product manufacturers need to be held accountable and you should receive the compensation you deserve to help ease the pain and suffering as much as possible.

The experienced dangerous drug attorneys at Darrell Castle & Associates have gone to bat against the drug companies and aren’t afraid to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

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