Talcum powder is a silicate mineral commonly used in makeup, deodorant and baby powders. It comes in the form of rock deposits which are then crushed into a soft, white powder called talcum powder.
Yet some research has linked talc to ovarian cancer, respiration problems, and mesothelioma.
Talc, in its natural form, may contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.
Suppliers and manufacturers of the talcum powder used in cosmetic products claim the products are safe to use but the International Agency for Research on Cancer says talc contaminated with asbestos can cause cancer. However, asbestos-free talc is not known to be cancerous.
If inhaled frequently, talcum powder contaminated with asbestos may cause respiratory problems and, in severe cases, mesothelioma.
Talcum powder has also been linked to ovarian cancer when used frequently as a feminine hygiene product.
Lawsuits claim manufacturers knew its talcum powders were contaminated with asbestos yet failed to warn customers of the life-threatening side effects.
Individuals who used cosmetic talcum powders and later developed mesothelioma or ovarian cancer may be eligible for legal compensation due to the manufactures failure to disclose the potential health risks.
Commercial and cosmetic use of talcum powder products that resulted in the development of mesothelioma or ovarian cancer.
If you or a loved one used talcum powder or products containing talcum powder and were later diagnosed with mesothelioma due to the inhalation of talcum powder, you may qualify for a lawsuit.
You may also qualify if you or a female loved one used talcum power around the genital area and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Please note women who used cornstarch baby powders are ineligible for the talcum powder lawsuits.
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Baby powders, makeup, and deodorant
Johnson & Johnson
Whittaker, Clark & Daniels
Imerys Talc America