How Talcum Powder Use Causes Cancer? How can you make a compensation claim?

Do you aware that the talcum powder you use may contribute to an underlying illness? According to studies, asbestos, which is known to cause cancers like mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, is present in talc.


The mineral talc, commonly referred to as hydrated magnesium silicate, is a naturally occurring substance that is obtained from geological sources. It is known as the softest mineral.

When talcum is finely powdered, a smooth, silky powder is produced that absorbs moisture, diminishes odours, and reduces friction. This makes it the ideal component for baby powder, deodorant, cosmetics, and many other consumer items.

Johnson & Johnson has dominated the market for more than 125 years with its line of baby talcum powder products, which are frequently used on newborns to prevent diaper rash. Aside from that, millions of women use baby powder every day in feminine hygiene products.


Talcum is not entirely pleasant, despite how it has been marketed on the market.

Talcum dust can have negative effects if it is breathed or consumed. When inhaled, talcum dust can result in chest pain, wheezing, coughing, and breathing problems. Even though talc poisoning is rare, it can be fatal.

Johnson & Johnson has updated warnings to their infant talcum powder product to protect consumers from danger. To “prevent inhaling,” the powder should be kept out of your child’s reach.

However, some customers are urging that the company mark the powder with an additional caution. They claim that using baby talcum powder frequently caused their cancer.


In 1971, Welsh researchers hypothesised a possible connection between talcum powder use on female genitalia and ovarian cancer. In ovarian and cervical tumours, they discovered talcum granules.


J&J recently stated that it would stop selling its vintage talcum-based baby powder products worldwide as of 2023. Several years after the company discontinued the product in the US and Canada and in the midst of protracted legal issues, this decision was made. also declared that cornstarch would take the place of talc in all of its infant talcum powder products.


Case-control data on talcum use and ovarian cancer were evaluated over a 16-year period in a 2016 study published in Epidemiology. Women who routinely used talcum on their genitalia were found to have an increased risk of ovarian cancer by one-third.


The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system and are responsible for both producing female hormones and eggs. Despite being a rare condition, ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all female reproductive malignancies.

The detection of ovarian cancer frequently involves a physical examination, a pelvic examination, laboratory testing, an ultrasound, or a biopsy. For the treatment of ovarian cancer, it has been suggested that a combination of surgery and chemotherapy be used.


Ovarian cancer patients have a better prognosis when it is found and treated early. Sadly, women with ovarian cancer may only experience minor symptoms or none at all unless the disease has progressed to an advanced stage.

Possible signs include:

  • Discomfort in the Pelvic Area
  • Reduced Tummy Pain
  • Adverse Back Ache
  • Feminine Bleeding
  • Unnatural Discharge
  • Gain or loss of weight
  • Periods of repetition
  • Nausea
  • Need to urinate right away
  • Constipation

These court cases brought against Johnson & Johnson are still pending.  Using talcum powder products frequently before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer may entitle you to compensation.

Using cosmetic or commercial talcum powder products may cause mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. You could be qualified to bring a talcum powder case.

In ovarian cancer litigation, a  woman must have used talcum-containing goods near their genitals regularly or almost regularly before getting the disease. Because cornstarch-based powders don’t include talcum, it’s vital to highlight that women who used them are ineligible for these cases.

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