Florida Talcum Powder Lawyers

The Dangers of Talcum Powder

Talc, in its natural form, often contains asbestos, which is known to cause cancer in or around the lungs if it is inhaled. Since the 1970s, however, talcum products used in homes across the United States have been asbestos-free. However, the American Cancer Society notes that some studies suggest that exposure to asbestos-free talc may still produce harmful results.

Talcum powder is manufactured from talc, producing a loose white powder that is effective at absorbing moisture. Despite the ban on asbestos-containing household products in the 1970s, many manufacturer’s talcum-based products continued to have asbestos as recently as last year.

Ovarian Cancer

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, use of talcum powder on the genital region has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer due to its chemical similarity to asbestos. Many such cases are making their way to court and winning large verdicts.

Johnson & Johnson is not the only brand under fire, however. Other cosmetic and personal hygiene products use talcum powder. Lawsuits have been filed against the following manufacturers:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Pfizer
  • Revlon

For decades, there has been concern regarding the use of talcum powder on the genital region. Since 1992, there have been several medical studies, which all revealed an increased risk for ovarian cancer in women who used it. In a 2015 epidemiology study, researchers asked 2,041 women who had ovarian cancer and 2,100 women who did not, about their use of talcum powder. They found that the perineal use of talcum powder increased the risk of ovarian cancer by a third.

Seek Compensation Today

The Ferraro Law Firm is investigating potential lawsuits for victims. For over 30 years, The Ferraro Law Firm has capably represented the rights of over 20,000 victims of asbestos exposure. Our skilled Florida mesothelioma lawyers have made a name for themselves as successful asbestos litigators, unafraid to take on large corporations and fight for just compensation on their client's behalf. We are listed in Top Law Firms and Elite Trial Lawyers in addition to being members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. The Ferraro Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don't pay a single legal fee unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.

If you, a loved one, friend or client has suffered from ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using talcum-based products, please call The Ferraro Law Firm at (888) 554-2030 to speak with an experienced member of our team.

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