Inhaling Cosmetic Talc Dust Could Lead To Mesothelioma In Infants, Mothers Or Teenagers
Johnson's Baby Powder warned mothers not to inhale talcum powder dust when applying it
Monday, June 27, 2022 - Most of all of the 40,000 plaintiffs that accuse using Johnson's Baby Powder of causing talcum powder cancer, link the product with ovarian cancer. They allege that using talcum powder in their peritoneal region repeatedly and for many years, caused particles to invade the vagina, travel up through the Fallopian tubes, and become lodged permanently in the ovaries where oxidative stress leads to cancer. While there is still a question if using talcum powder that is asbestos-free can cause cancer, most agree that there is no question that it could cause mesothelioma, a type of cancer of the delicate lining of the lungs if inhaled. Johnson & Johnson has for decades included a vague warning on bottles of baby powder warning users that it should not be inhaled and that doing so could lead to lung disease. Thousands of people with mesothelioma allege that using Johnson's Baby Powder during their daily overall hygiene routine or using it while conducting their profession as a barber or beautician caused them to inhale enough to cause the terminal lung disease. To be sure, medical experts agree that there are no safe levels of ingesting asbestos and that inhaling only one microscopic particle of asbestos could cause mesothelioma or another form of lung cancer. A person's lungs may become damaged by inhaling talcum powder dust that has been shown to contain asbestos. This is particularly true for babies that have their diapers dusted with Johnson's Baby Powder several times per day for months and years, exposing mother's and babies to as much asbestos as an asbestos miner.
Women have recently been urged by an HBO documentary to reconsider using their cosmetics like eye shadow and blush because they may contain asbestos that could be inhaled during application. Inhalable asbestos was found several years ago in talc-based cosmetics samples sold to teenage girls taken from Claire's department stores. Asbestos has also been found in Clubman's Barbershop Talc, Colgate Palmolive, and Revlon beauty products. Most of the lawsuits against companies for failing to warn their customers about the health problems that talcum powder containing asbestos could cause have been put on hold because of the backlog caused by Covid-19 shutdowns in 2020 and 2021. Talcum powder cancer lawyers continue to interview potential plaintiffs that have regularly used Johnson's Baby powder and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. If you have a loved one who has died in the past from ovarian cancer and has used Johnson's Baby Powder, you may have a case to file a lawsuit. Johnson's Baby Powder ovarian cancer lawsuits are on hold while a federal court decided the fate of the talcum powder bankruptcy proceedings. Happi.com, a leading proponent of companies that manufacture beauty care products, explained how talc and thus asbestos may be found in cosmetics, "Talc is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in many makeup products. Foundations, concealers, blushes, eye shadows, face powders, mascara, lipsticks, face masks, and eyeliners often contain talc."