According to a talc cancer research, the women who regularly make use of talcum powder on their genital part increase their risk of developing ovarian cancer by 30%.
This information is highly worrying as nearly 50 % of women have been using talcum powder after showering and bathing as part of their personal hygiene. Some of the most popular brands of talc powder are Shower to Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder.
The first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was filed in October 2013. In this lawsuit the petitioner alleged the talcum powder company of failing to warn her that their talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.
The first talcum powder cancer lawsuit judgement was given in February 2016, when the judges awarded 72 million dollars to the family of the woman who died suffering from ovarian cancer in 2015 which was caused due to use of talcum powder.
Other talcum powder lawsuits are now being filed against the firms for failing to notify them about the possible danger of ovarian cancer.
Does talc powder really causes ovarian cancer?
According to a survey nearly 30, 846 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in 2016 and from then this figure is continuously been increasing. The exact number of these talcum powder ovarian cancer cases is not known.
This is because apart from the filled talcum powder lawsuits, there were many cases that remain unnoticed due to many reasons. Scientists have notified that talcum powder that is applied to the genital parts can travel into the body and activate infection which may lead to development of cancer cells.
These minute particles have been found inside the ovaries and pelvis of some women, and can remain there for many years. It can take around six to eight years for one particle of talcum powder to dissolve in the lungs.