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An Overview of Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Talcum powder can be found in various products, including baby powder, feminine products, cosmetics, and contraceptives. Although it can be found in many households across the U.S., talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using a product containing talcum powder, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. You may be entitled to financial compensation that can cover your medical treatment, which can become extremely costly in the fight against cancer.

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Numerous studies have been conducted to determine whether talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, can cause ovarian cancer. Data from over a dozen American Cancer Society studies have shown that women who use products containing talc maybe 30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who use talc-free products.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified talc-based powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” when used in the genital area. The body cannot break down talc, and when it is used in the genital area it may travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes into the ovaries, where it may cause irritation or lead to the development of cancerous cells.