We know a lot of things that cause cancer, but lawsuits have recently discovered a new carcinogen that you might not know about – baby powder.
You wouldn't think it was dangerous, but now there is a claim that there is a link between powder and cancer. You can browse this site to know more about the relation between talc and ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson discovered the product in 1892 after adding Italian talc perfume. It can be used with sanitary napkins that the mother will use after birth. It became increasingly popular until it was used in cosmetics and other hygiene items.
There are warnings about general product use. Especially because of the possible danger to the respiratory system of small particles.
This can be more dangerous if the baby has other health problems, such as respiratory infections, respiratory viruses, or congenital heart disease. Even the packaging warns people not to breathe.
The first case of talc based powder is a small victory for the pharmaceutical industry. However, the authorities have set a precedent that continues to be spirited.
The terms baby powder and talcum powder have become identical. However, talc makes them dangerous. Some baby powders do not use talc and instead use substitutes like cornflour.
Current baby powder demands in litigation focus on the use of powder (or baby powder containing powder). Talc powder is a non-prescription substance that does not require a prescription. In addition, approval by the Food and Drug Administration is not required. This means that we rely on the manufacturer's statement that the product is safe.
There have been many lawsuits in excess of tens of millions of dollars lately. In addition, there are currently thousands of these allegations in the United States.