For more than 40 years there has been a suspicion in the medical industry that the use of talcum powder associated with the development of cancer in the reproductive system.
Despite the possibility of ovarian cancer development depends on a number of factors, there is some evidence that the powder particles can travel through the fallopian tubes and ovaries, increases the risk of development of ovarian cancer.
If you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, then you must gather all the information about talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit and baby powder cancer lawyers.
The first studies linking the use of talcum powder ovarian cancer occurred in 1971 when researchers found that 75% of ovarian cancer tumors that contained the powder particles.
A decade later, a researcher at Harvard University found a 30% increase in ovarian cancer in women who use talcum powder products frequently.
A 1997 internal memorandum shows that Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and shower-to-shower body powder, to know the potential risks but believe the risk is too low to justify a warning or stop marketing their products.
The company has also managed to keep the products on the market without warning for nearly half a century after the original discovery.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson's powder, by women or their families who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using body care products containing talc.
Talc is a form of powderized talc, magnesium silicate mined from naturally occurring deposits in specific areas of the US and worldwide. It is often found near asbestos deposits and the initial powder products may contain asbestos.