Talc is one of the softest minerals in the world. As a powder, it can absorb oils, moisture, and odor, and reduce friction.“Baby Powder” is also the product name of one popular talcum powder.
If you are facing any problem regarding talcum powder then you can also file talcum powder cancer lawsuit.
Talcum powder is also an ingredient of various makeup products, such as setting powder and foundation.
Talc became popular as a cosmetic product when Johnson & Johnson started selling it in the late 1800s.
Manufacturers have to mine for talc. The mineral naturally tends to occur near asbestos in the earth. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral with known carcinogenic (cancer-causing) effects. Because of their proximity to the ground, many people claim that talcum powder also causes cancer. In this article, learn about these claims, as well as how to reduce any risk.
Some consumers believe that using baby powder causes cancer.
While manufacturers should take responsibility to select talc mining sites carefully to prevent asbestos contamination, there is no federal mandate to test the contents of cosmetic products.
Over 6,600 consumers have filed baby powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. Most of these consumers are women who have ovarian cancer. According to their claims, they believe that their cancer developed due to using talcum powder on their genitals.
These women back their claims with a variety of studies that have found that long-term use of talcum powder on female genitals may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.