As a product used by women and families for generations, it’s easy to understand the concern felt by those who have heard about talcum powder’s possible link to ovarian cancer. At this time, only studies linking talcum powder’s use as a feminine hygiene product have revealed links to cancer, but talcum powder is also present in many other common products.
Common Products That Contain Talcum Powder:
- Baby powder
- Body and shower products
- Feminine hygiene products
- Eye shadows
- Face masks
In the past, talcum powder has also been found to contain traces of dangerous asbestos, and can even cause accidental poisoning after long-term inhalation of talc dust. These findings have led many companies to reformulate and find alternatives to talc for their products. As a result, many consumers have begun to question whether it is safe to use any talcum powder products at all. The answer is difficult, but as lawsuits continue to be filed against Johnson & Johnson, who allegedly had been aware of the product’s potential danger for decades and still refused to advise the public, choosing to use an alternative to talcum powder is likely a safe option.
If you are looking for other products to help absorb moisture and keep the skin dry, many other natural products are available other than talcum powder.
Alternatives to Talcum Powder Include:
- Corn starch
- Rice powder
- Baking soda
- Corn flour
- Oat flour
- Powdered herbs like lavender buds, rose petals and chamomile flowers
While we cannot yet determine if talcum powder used for nonfeminine hygiene needs is dangerous or not, it never hurts to take precautions. However, if you believe your use of a talcum powder-based product could be linked to a diagnosis of ovarian cancer or other serious health problem, the pharmaceutical class action attorneys at Hupy and Abraham have developed this free report, Talc: What You Need to Know About It. This guide seeks to answer some of the questions you may have, and can help you determine what action you should take going forward.
A jury has already found Johnson & Johnson guilty of failing to warn the public of the potential danger of ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one has suffered a similar injury, then you deserve to know more about your rights so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678 or you can start a live chat 24/7 at hupy.com.