Does Baby Powder cause Cancer? Johnson & Johnson linked to Ovarian Cancer

Don't most women use Johnson and Johnson baby powder? I know when I was younger, this was a staple in my house for heat rash, and feminine hygiene.

So last weekend, my sister told me about the lawsuit that was slapped on the giant baby powder company, Johnson & Johnson, having linked to giving a lady ovarian cancer. Allegedly, her illness is linked to the talcum in Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

There are theories about how talcum powder could cause cancer. If women put it on their underwear or on feminine products, it could get into their reproductive system. Then, talc particles could make their way to the ovaries — research has already shown that can happen, and talc has been found in ovarian tumors. The talc could then cause irritation and inflammation that, over time, could lead to cancer.

Recently, A Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million to a woman suffering from ovarian cancer. the judgment was reached after a roughly one-month long trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, asking for $347 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson.

Apparently 2,000 women having filed for similar cases. One thing is certain, my Johnson & Johnson baby powder is going into the trash immediately. Please refrain from using this product.  

Read More on the court case, here.

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1 comment

  1. I have used Johnson and Johnson since birth. This is really crazy news! Thanks for sharing.