American generations have enjoyed the use of talc as a regular part of their hygiene practices. Both women and men use it to control sweating and give a sense of cleanliness.
Hairdressers use on their customers after the cut and shave. Mothers use it on their babies to keep their bottoms dry and free from rashes. The problem is a recent study revealed that the powder can cause cancer. You can also file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit against the talc manufacturing company.
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Why is powder dangerous?
Talc is one of the softest minerals. It is used for many makeup products such as Baby Powder, talc needs to be extracted.
In and of it, talc is not dangerous but mineral powder which is very dangerous and causes other cancers are often found mixed with talc mine powder is asbestos.
Talc product manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson have claimed in the lawsuit that their product doesn’t contain asbestos. Nevertheless, research and studies seem to suggest that the opposite is true.
At this time, more than 6,600 consumers have pursued lawsuits against J&J for illnesses and injuries they say that it is caused by the regular use of talcum powder that was produced by them.
A study from 2014 found no association between talc and ovarian cancer. However, research from 2016 found that women who use talcum powder on their genitals suffer a 33 percent increase in the risk of ovarian cancer.