Products Liability Litigation for Ovarian Cancer After Talcum Powder Use for Adult Feminine Hygiene
Talcum powder has been found to cause ovarian cancer among women who use it routinely for feminine hygiene. When dusted on the perineal region weekly, women face a 33% increase in risk for ovarian cancer. When used daily, the risk jumps by 41%, according to a 2008 study from Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Margaret Gates. Johnson & Johnson, the main producer of talc-based body powder and washes and leading cosmetic producer in the United States, has never warned women of the risk of talcum powder cancer. Another Harvard researcher, Dr. Daniel Cramer, asserts that as many as 10,000 women annually develop ovarian cancer from using talcum powder. Ovarian cancer is a dangerous disease that is projected to cause 14,000 American deaths in 2014.