Talcum powder is a common household item for American women, who were sold on the freshness promised by the companies marketing this product. What remained unknown was the increased risk for ovarian cancer with frequent long-term use in the genital area, caused by talc contaminated with asbestos. James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. can help you fight big businesses who sold their talc products knowing that they may contain asbestos.
Talcum powder is a product sold as “baby powder” or “body powder” and it became popular for its fresh scent and gentleness on the skin. Many women use talcum powder for the genital area as part of their daily routine and talcum powder is often used to prevent diaper rashes in babies. This common household item was generally thought to be safe, but the talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with a known carcinogen: asbestos. In 2018, a breakthrough investigation by Reuters uncovered evidence of decades of Johnson & Johnson memos that showed company knowledge of asbestos contamination. The company never informed the public of the trace amounts of asbestos in talcum powder and numerous studies have shown a link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer can lead to loss of fertility or can be fatal, if the cancer is not caught early. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we fight back against companies that fail to adequately inform consumers of potential health risks. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of talcum powder use, contact us today for a free consultation.
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