Talcum Powder & Cancer

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Talcum powder is used in a wide array of products, including makeup, skincare products, and baby powder. There are two types of talcum powders: one that contains asbestos, and one that does not. There is no doubt whatsoever that asbestos containing talcum powder can result in severe forms of cancer. Asbestos-free talcum powder, meanwhile, has been linked to ovarian cancer, though the evidence is not as definitive.

In either case, if you believe your cancer was the result of exposure to talcum powder, speak with a personal injury lawyer at Johnston Law Group to learn about your options for legal recourse.

For a free consultation at Johnston Law Group, call (844) 464-0062 or contact us online.

Research Findings on Talc & Cancer

Asbestos was used to make thousands of products across the globe for years, even when there was evidence to suggest it had adverse health effects. Now we know for certain that asbestos fibers is the only known cause of mesothelioma - a very aggressive form of lung cancer. Talcum powder is one of the products that was made from asbestos, and, unfortunately, some of the powders made during the asbestos era still exist.

When new talcum powders without asbestos were produced, it was believed this would be completely safe, but before long numerous women who used the product developed ovarian cancer. Studies have been conducted with conflicting results, but most seem to agree that women who use talcum powder for long periods do have an increased risk of cancer.

Your Legal Rights

Given the wide use of talcum powder, particularly on infants, affected and concerned citizens have pursued legal action against the manufacturers of talcum powder. Manufacturers have yet to include warnings on the product regarding the potential risks involved with its application. These lawsuits act to both hold them accountable, and raise awareness so that others do not use talcum powder in ignorance of the possible danger.

Call (844) 464-0062 to schedule a meeting with a mass tort attorney.


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