Talcum powder has been used for generations. People use it to keep their bodies dry and mothers use it help fight diaper rash. While it would seem that the use of talc is benign, there exists strong links to ovarian cancer in women who use these products on a regular, long-term basis. News sources across the country are filled with stories about talcum powder and its link to cancer, but many Ontario consumers are still confused about the dangers associated with talcum powder.
The Canadian Cancer Society lists the use of talcum powder on genitalia as a possible risk factor for ovarian cancer. On the other hand, Ovarian Cancer Canada claims that studies linking talc to cancer are “largely inconclusive.” As you might expect, these conflicting reports and others do little to guide Canadian consumers in the right direction. Below is some information that the law firm, Rochon Genova LLP, has compiled. Hopefully, this can shine a light on the facts for citizens of Canada. You should also know that Rochon Genova LLP has initiated a lawsuit against
All of the plaintiffs named in the Rochon Genova class action suit experienced ovarian cancer after using talc products on a long-term basis in the genital area.
Scientific research indicates that using talc in the genital region increases the risk of ovarian cancer by 33 percent.
Johnson & Johnson, the top makers of talcum or baby powder have never provided any warnings about the possible link between talc and cancer on its labels.
In the end, it is up to you to determine if the continued use of talc in the genital region is worth the risks. If you want to learn whether talc is related to your existing cancer, you might benefit from speaking to a lawyer experienced in products liability and class action lawsuits.
Source: Rochon Genova LLP, “Talc Powder class action,” accessed Oct. 06, 2016