Talcum powder is mainly made of talc, a soft mineral used in cosmetics to absorb moisture and reduce friction.
When used in the genital area, powder can reach the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. There dust can cause ovarian inflammation. Those women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer have filed lawsuit against the manufacturer. You may also get the help from national attorneys for talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits.
Powder naturally can contain carcinogenic asbestos, which is associated with mesothelioma and other lung diseases. Powder based products have been free of asbestos since the 1970s. However, because dust can enter the ovaries, asbestos-free powder products still pose health risks when used for women's hygiene.
The relationship between the use of powder and ovarian cancer has existed since the 1970s.
In 1971, British researchers discovered powder particles embedded in 10 of the 13 ovarian tumors studied. Until 1982, scientists were able to show a statistical relationship between the use of powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer.
In 2003, a review of 16 different studies found that a woman's risk of ovarian cancer increased by 33 percent when she used talc-based products.
Recent lawsuits even claim that executives Johnson and Johnson have known the dangers of their baby's powder for years. The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,440 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017.
If you show any of the above symptoms, your doctor can do a pelvic and physical examination to look for signs of an enlarged ovary and signs of fluid in the stomach.