Talcum Powder is made from talc and marketed to absorb wetness and also to provide a soft, slippery surface that reduces friction. These characteristics make the powder common ingredient in many personal care products such as baby powder as well as in a number of other personal care products.
Although the powder has become a household and bathroom staple for years, women file lawsuits that regularly apply powder to the genital area and are at an increased risk for ovarian cancer.
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Powder ovarian cancer lawsuits claiming manufacturers have investigated the relationship of cause and effect for over 40 years and opted not to include a warning label or user notification.
This medical product is used to absorb the moisture, keeping the skin dry, and helps prevent a rash. After marketed, women used routinely as a way to stay cool, comfortable, and free from foul odor, usually sprinkled powder in the private section, towels, clothes, and sanitary napkins.
Powder can travel from diaphragms, tampons, and condoms through the uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries, according to the American Cancer Society. After the powder enters the female reproductive tract, it may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.