We spend our lives worrying about the catastrophic: tornadoes, car crashes, alien abductions, and asteroids hitting Earth. But in the real world there are much more boring things that can be just as dangerous to our individual health. Take baby powder for instance. Yes, baby powder.
The American Cancer Society warns women “that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.”
The good news for women is that even with this increased risk, the chance of developing ovarian cancer is still small. That’s the good news. What one prominent study says, though, is that even though the risk of developing ovarian cancer remains small, women who use talc for personal hygiene are at a 30% higher risk of contracting the disease.
Executives at Johnson & Johnson were well aware of the the association between talcum baby powder and ovarian cancer for years. However, those executives did not think the risk was high enough to warn their consumers about. They admitted as much in federal court – where they are being sued.
If you developed ovarian cancer while using baby powder, you may be entitled to compensation. Click here for your free, no obligation case evaluation.
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