A study of more than 250,000 women found that women who use talcum powder for personal hygiene are significantly more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
The US government-sponsored study published is one of the biggest to date to study whether women who use the product powder on their genital area are at an increased risk of developing fatal cancer. You can also file a lawsuit for baby powder cancer against the powder manufacturing company.
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While the study has some limitations and cannot rule out the powder as the cause, this finding suggests that if there is a risk it was quite small.
The use of the powder in the genital is likely to cause a significant increase in the risk of ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson is facing nearly 17,000 lawsuits contend that asbestos-contaminated talc-based personal hygiene products results in women ovarian cancer and other cancers.
While the study will not eliminate the company's legal exposure, it may help improve the arguments of J & J that the relationship between talc and ovarian cancers is found in some previous studies that are not beyond dispute.
New research collects raw data from four epidemiological studies that followed more than 250,000 women for more than a decade. Finally, 2,168 women developed ovarian cancer.
Women in the analysis reported using talcum powder on their genitals have an 8% higher risk of ovarian cancer years later as compared to women who said they never used the powder on their genitals.
This minor difference was not considered statistically important, which means that under scientific principles there is a possibility that the results have caused by chance.