For many women, the powder has become an important part of the routine of daily personal care of them. Now, in light of recent jury verdict against powder manufacturers, many have begun to question whether their powder reliably associated with ovarian cancer.
A jury was in favor of the accuser who filed a talcum powder cancer lawsuit claiming that the ovarian cancer was caused by the decades-long use of baby powder and Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the powder, was ordered to pay the compensation.
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This is not the only case of its kind. Thousands of powder lawsuits are filed in courts across the country. A woman proved that she had been using powders since the age of 11.
It was only after she read in the news last year about a possible link between talc and cancer that he stopped using it. She said that if the powder has included a warning on the label, she would have stopped using it since then.
There is a debate among scientists about the risks associated with the powder. Some researchers believe that there is a relationship between the talcum powder used in the genital area and increase the risk for ovarian cancer, while some researchers say that these findings are not conclusive.
Many women from years have used talcum powder on their clothing. As a result of this exposure, the researchers believe, the powder particles can enter the female reproductive system and reach the ovary.
Johnson & Johnson continues to maintain its product, insisting that the strength of the powder they are safe to use.