Talcum powder cancer in Women? Is anything safe anymore?
Recent lawsuits in New Jersey show that there may be reason for women to worry about talcum powder cancer.The victims in these lawsuits claim the following:
Since 1981, there have been 24 studies that have linked women’s use of talcum powder in the genital area to ovarian cancer. In 1961, it was found that particles similar to talc can migrate from the exterior genital area to the ovaries. A 1968 study found that talc contained asbestos-like fibers. Condom manufacturers ceased including talc in their products in 1996. Those manufacturers were concerned by the possible link to ovarian cancer. Canada’s government has classified talc as “very toxic” and “cancer causing.” That is the same category assigned to asbestos.
Victims further claim that talcum powder manufacturers failed to notify women that using the talcum powder in the genital area put them at greater risk of ovarian cancer. Worse, those manufacturers allegedly marketed the product with ads encouraging women to use it to mask odors. They claimed that the product was safe.
What can you do to protect yourself? Corn starch can be an effective substitute for talcum powder. To my knowledge, corn starch has not been found to cause cancer. Consult your gynecologist for further guidance.
If you or someone you know who used talcum powder and contracted ovarian cancer: Feel free to contact me at 888-316-8288 for further information, at no charge.
You can read more about the alleged link here between talcum powder and cancer.
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