The health risks of talcum powder are being examined.
Does talcum powder use increase the risk of ovarian cancer? The verdict in a class-action lawsuit may seem to indicate so, but the scientific consensus is not so clear.
This week, a jury in Missouri awarded the family of a woman who died of the disease $72 million in a judgment against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of a product the woman had reportedly used for years. Of that total, $62 million were punitive damages. The late plaintiff was one of dozens suing the company in St. Louis Circuit Court.
At issue was not only whether
the talcum powder, which some women use in underwear or on sanitary pads as a moisture-absorbing agent, contributed to the woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, but what the company did when faced with questions of its product’s safety.
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