Talc is Probably Carcinogenic As The IARC Claims
You do not have to be Sherlock Holmes to conclude talcum powder has caused ovarian cancer, but it helps
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Women are concerned that using Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene may lead to developing ovarian cancer. Using Johnson's Baby Powder on the peritoneal region may have caused particles of talc and other hazardous elongated minerals such as asbestos, a well-known carcinogen, to travel into the vagina, up the Fallopian tubes, and become permanently embedded in the ovaries. Particles of talc found lodged in the ovaries can cause sufficient accumulation and irritation over time to cause ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson defense attorneys, spokespersons, and other skeptics question the cause and effect relationship of using talc on developing ovarian cancer and point to a lack of concrete scientific studies that conclude talc causes cancer. Expert witnesses on behalf of women suing Johnson & Johnson have testified that biopsies of women that had ovarian cancer or died from ovarian cancer found particles of talc embedded in their cancerous ovarian tissues, and scientists concluding that talc could cause irritation that might lead to developing cancer. Expert testimony convinced a Missouri jury to recently award 22 women a total of $4 billion for allegedly developing ovarian cancer, and a federal court of appeals declined to overturn the verdict. The appeals court judge reduced the amount of the jury award to $2.6 billion on administrative grounds because some of the plaintiffs did not reside in Missouri but also chastised Johnson & Johnson's conduct in covering up their knowledge of talc being contaminated with asbestos as "significant reprehensibility." The judge defended the adjusted $2.69 billion verdict as appropriate given the billions of dollars JNJ has earned over the decades by misrepresenting the product to consumers. Talcum powder cancer lawsuit claims continue to be filed by families of patients and women suffering from ovarian cancer due to prolonged baby powder use for perineal dusting and attorneys handling these cases offer a free consultation before filing a claim.
The question remains; if there is no science firmly concluding using talc causes ovarian cancer, how could jurors have decided in favor of so many plaintiffs and awarded them hundreds of millions of dollars in damages? Perhaps, one only has to ask what other substance did the plaintiffs use on that part of the body with such regularity and consistency that was a known carcinogen? Soap? When one eliminates all other possibilities, whatever remains must be the answer no matter how improbable, according to one of the greatest detectives. That includes talcum powder that contains asbestos. Even though there is no scientific evidence that asbestos causes ovarian cancer, it is proven to cause cancer of the lungs when inhaled, and cancer of the stomach when ingested through the mouth. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies talc that contains asbestos as "carcinogenic to humans", according to Cancer.org. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other independent microscope research scientists have concluded that Johnson's Baby Powder contains asbestos. The FDA also has stated that there is no safe level of asbestos, and there is no way to remove asbestos and other hazardous elongated minerals from talc after contamination. The agency has concluded that the most probable cause of talc asbestos contamination is during mining when both talc and asbestos are extracted from the earth side-by-side using open-pit blasting operations.