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Talcum Powder Linked to Woman’s Ovarian Cancer

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More than 20 studies have linked the use of talcum powder around the genital area to ovarian cancer. Are your cosmetics and personal care products safe to use?

Source: Talcum Powder Linked to Woman’s Risk of Ovarian Cancer

With permission from

articles.mercola.com

By Dr. Mercola

Aug 17, 2016


 
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Story at-a-glance

  • More than 20 studies have linked the use of talcum powder around the genital area to ovarian cancer in women. Cornstarch is a safe substitute that can do the job of absorbing moisture
  • In February 2016, a jury found Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contributed to a 62-year old woman’s ovarian cancer, awarding her $72 million in damages
  • In May 2016, another woman was awarded $55 million in damages after talc embedded in her ovaries was found to have contributed to her cancer

 

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