“Shower to Shower a day helps keep odors away,” and just may cause ovarian cancer. Johnson’s Baby Powder may also be a culprit. Studies suggest nearly a quarter of women diagnosed used one of these products, leading researchers to think that there may be a baby powder – ovarian cancer link.
Estimates provided by the American Cancer Society show that there were approximately 22K cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2014. Further estimates show that about 14K women die from this horrible disease in the U.S. alone. Meta-analysis of eight distinct studies show that nearly 25% of an 8.5K sampling of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer used some form of baby powder after showering or bathing. Meta-analysis is a statistical method used to contrast and combine results from several studies in an attempt to discover patterns. This analysis suggests a potential causal link between talcum power and ovarian cancer.
Some researchers say that talcum powder is similar to asbestos chemically speaking. Asbestos causes lung cancer by increasing inflammation in lung tissue that allows cancer cells to form. Talcum powder, when applied to the genital area, may travel into the pelvic area causing the same type of inflammatory condition. It is suggested that talcum particles may take up to eight years to dissolve in the human body.
Estimates show that almost 40% of women in the U.S. apply baby powder to their genital area for personal hygiene purposes. A lawsuit was filed in October 2013 accusing Johnson & Johnson of failure to warn the plaintiff of the potential cancer risk. Other suits followed against several other manufacturers.
If you or a loved one has used talcum powder in this manner and developed ovarian cancer, you should consider consulting an attorney. You may qualify for potential recovery for medical expenses and pain & suffering.