Baby Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
It’s a seemingly innocent and harmless product, but Johnson and Johnson baby powder as well as Shower to Shower Powder have made national headlines for the link between these products and ovarian cancer, a very dangerous and often difficult type of cancer to overcome because of the difficulty of detection. Frequently, by the time a diagnosis is made, this type of cancer is usually advanced and often untreatable.
Both of these baby powders have contained talc, a soft mineral that can be ground into a fine powder to absorb moisture. Various studies have shown that talc can cause serious side effects, particularly in women, who have used the product on their genital area over a period of time.
Research shows that women who have regularly used the talcum powder on their genital area may have an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. This is due to small particles of powder, which may travel through the uterus and fallopian tubes and embed in the ovaries. The presence of this foreign and toxic substance can eventually trigger the development of cancer cells in the ovaries.
While Johnson & Johnson has been aware of the increased risk of developing ovarian cancer due to talcum powder use, they’ve continued to produce, market and sell these powders. In the meantime, individuals and families are left to suffer while these giant companies profit.
In the months since this research has come out, many thousands of women and families have spoken out, fought back and are winning cases due to the pain and suffering caused by dangerous talc in these baby powder products.
If you or loved ones have suffered ovarian cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson baby powder or Shower to Shower Powder on a regular basis, call the law office of Murray L. Greenfield and Associates, as we may be able to get compensation for you.
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