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January 14, 2020

Understanding Link Between Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer

Baby powder is regarded as basic hygiene products. It is considered very good moisture absorbent and effective in reducing friction. Applying talcum powder reduces discomfort and you might feel fresher for a longer time duration.

However, according to recent research, it is found that the routine use of talc in the genital area has resulted in ovarian cancer. There are many shreds of evidence to suggest that long-term use of talc increases the risk of ovarian cancer.

Women with long-term use of the powder were diagnosed with cancer. After this many women and their families have filed baby powder cancer lawsuit against the talc manufacturer such as Johnson & Johnson's for not warning their consumers about the risks associated with the use of the product.

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Studies have found that there is a clear link between long-term use of talc in the genital and ovarian cancer. Asbestos is the main source that leads to ovarian cancer.

Talcum powder is formed through natural mineral known as talc. Talc is obtained through mining. This substance is generally made up of silicon, oxygen, and magnesium. There are many industrial applications where it is used. 

There are also cases when causing cancer in people who work in the mines. Those workers are suffering from respiratory problems such as cough, a problem in respiration, vomiting etc.