Talcum Powder May Cause Ovarian Cancer: Study

August 26, 2017 2:26 pm23 commentsViews: 78

It is much debated whether talcum powder causes ovarian cancer and now a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 63-year-old Eva Echeverria an amount of $417 million as for decades she used Johnson’s Baby Powder, starting at age 11.

Earlier, the company has lost couple of other trials too which claimed Shower to Shower powder and baby powder causes ovarian cancer to which J&J has always denied about any connection between the deadly disease and its products.

Meanwhile, medical and cancer experts have different views. Some are supporting products of J&J causes cancer while others simply decline to the theory. Government health experts are saying evidence that can prove the link is lacking.

Gynaecologic oncologist at Johns Hopkins University, Amanda Fader, said the scientific body of literature is not compelling now.

Fader was not involved in the new study.

According to American Cancer Society, studies until now on the link between the disease and talcum powder have mixed theory as some of those reveal a slightly increased risk while some others are reporting no increase.

Talc is extensively used in personal care and cosmetic products. It is a mineral compound of silicon, magnesium, hydrogen and oxygen. Many women have a common practice to use it on their genital areas, diaphragms or sanitary napkins to absorb odor and moisture.

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