Talcum powder is a product of talc, a mineral made of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. More commonly known as baby powder, this powder has been sold around the world for decades. Talc is popular for its drying properties and its ability to prevent rashes, but it has also been linked to ovarian cancer.
Nearly 20,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) alleging that its talc products cause cancer in women. The powder is extracted from the mines, some of which also contains asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.
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The ongoing powder lawsuit against J&J alleges that the company knows talc products have an increased risk of causing cancer in the reproductive system, but does not inform the public about the dangers.
The powder particles are microscopic. When applied to the genital area, the particles are believed to travel through the fallopian tubes and uterus to the ovaries. There the particles settle in the ovarian tissue. Over time, talc irritates tissue and causes DNA mutations that cause cancer.
The first case of talc was won in 2013. Since then, J&J has been ordered to pay billions of dollars to women who claim talc causes cancer.