A recent study found that women who regularly apply talcum powder to their genital area (including on sanitary napkins, tampons and underwear) have a 33% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. The potential link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer was reported as early as 1982 – – but was disputed by manufacturers. Talcum powder is found in many products, including “Baby Powder” and “Shower to Shower” products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
Recently, two juries in Missouri awarded a total of $132 million dollars to families of women who have died from or are battling ovarian cancer. These women had used talcum powder products for decades. Evidence at the trials showed that Johnson & Johnson knew of the dangers associated with consistent and long-term talcum powder use – – but did nothing to protect its customers.
Overall, approximately 20,000 women develop ovarian cancer each year and about 14,000 die from this terrible disease. We believe every woman should immediately stop using products containing talcum powder. The potential risk is simply too great.
If you know someone who has developed ovarian cancer and regularly used talcum powder, please feel free to contact us for further information.