Potential Talcum Powder Class Action Investigation
Johnson and Johnson is facing several complaints and lawsuits that claim their talc-based baby powder causes cancer, specifically ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. The American Cancer Society shows a statistic of 2,000 to 3,000 people diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States, with the majority of cases found to be caused by asbestos exposure. Recent research reported that traces of asbestos were found in products used by women regularly, such as talcum and baby powder made by Johnson and Johnson. Studies have also shown that ovarian cancer tumors of some patients were found to contain traces of talc which shows a substantial connection between talc-based baby powder and ovarian cancer. Talcum powder is also toxic when inhaled and can lead to lung problems such as pneumonia.
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Details on the Talcum Powder Class Action Investigation:
In an October 2014 study published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, regular use of talcum powder may have caused the death of at least one unidentified woman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Experts have agreed that talcum powder is chemically similar to asbestos and that it would take about eight years for one particle of talc in the lungs to dissolve. This is highly disturbing as around 40% of women regularly use baby powder for personal hygiene and the most popular brand and products are Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Furthermore, a meta-analysis of data collected from eight separate studies discovered that nearly a quarter of 8,525 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer has used baby powder after bathing or showering. Particles of the talcum powder applied to the genital area can travel into the body, deep inside the pelvis and ovaries of some women and lasting inside the body for years, triggering inflammation, which “allows cancer cells to flourish”. Plaintiffs have claimed that Johnson & Johnson and other companies producing talcum powders should have given adequate warning about these dangers on their products to avoid cases of cancer, mesothelioma, and death, but that they have failed to do so.
Johnson and Johnson is currently facing more than 9,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits across the country over allegations of their talc-based products, such as Shower-to-Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder, causing cancer.
Editor’s note on the Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuit Investigation:
This piece is written about the recent Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit Investigation. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit investigation, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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