What is Talcum Powder?

Talc or talcum is a clay mineral comprised of magnesium, silicon, oxygen and hydrogen. Talcum-based products used as a powder absorbs moisture and minimizes friction. In loose form one of the most widely used substances known as baby powder.

Baby powder is an astringent powder used for preventing diaper rash, as a deodorant, and for other cosmetic uses. Baby powder is also efficient for removing greasy hair, or oil on clothes. Baby powder can also be used as a shampoo, cleaning agent, and freshener.

Talcum powder is dangerous if inhaled since it may cause aspiration pneumonia or granuloma. Pediatricians generally prefer cornstarch to talc because it is unlikely to be easily inhaled.

Many women have used talc in the forms of Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower or generic brand talc-based body powders. Some studies have found a statistical relationship between talc applied to the perineal area by women and incidence of ovarian cancer. In 2017, over 1,000 U.S. women sued Johnson & Johnson for covering up the possible cancer risk with its Baby Powder product.

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Women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer!

Many studies in women have looked at the possible link between talcum powder and cancer of the ovaries.

It has been suggested that talcum powder products might cause cancer in the ovaries, especially if the powder particles applied to the genital area or used on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms. Talcum powder particles may travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries.

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Jury awards more than $70 million to woman in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit.

In October 2016 a St. Louis jury ruled in favor of a woman who claims years of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her cancer. The verdict was for over $70 million.

Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, California, alleged that ovarian cancer that she was diagnosed with in 2012, was a result of use of the talcum powder.

Ovarian cancer following use of Talcum Powder?

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with ovarian cancer following use of talcum powder? It appears that inadequate warnings were provided about the potential health risks of talcum powder.


Talcum powder attorneys in Relion Group's Legal Network are reviewing potential ovarian cancer lawsuits for women who have used:

  • Johnson's Baby Powder
  • Shower to Shower Body Powder
  • Other Talcum Powder Products

Do you qualify to file a lawsuit against the talcum powder manufacturers?

Talcum powder and baby powder manufacturerd by Johnson & Johnson failed to warn about the potential risk of cancer.

Financial compensation may be available through a talcum powder lawsuit for individuals who regularly use talcum powder products such as Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower and were diagnosed with:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Other asbestos-related cancers

If you or your family member has developed cancer after regular use of talcum powder, contact our talcum powder attorney today.

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If you or your family member developed ovarian cancer or other blood cancers while regularly using talcum powder, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation.

We will connect you with an experienced attorney, who specializes in dealing with such cases. Our talcum powder attorneys dealing with this lawsuit provide free consultations, and are here for you 24/7.

Call The Relion Group to find out if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. Your consultation is free.

If you meet the requirements for a talcum powder lawsuit, you may become eligible to receive a financial settlement, after a lawsuit has been filed.

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