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Alternatives to Potentially Dangerous Talcum Powder
The main ingredient in talcum powder, talc, has been linked to the development of ovarian cancer in women. For decades, many women have used this product for feminine hygiene not knowing the potential risks. Here are a few alternatives you may want to consider.
The Risks of Talcum Powder
Talcum powder is comprised of fine particles that can enter the vaginal tract and potentially cause devastating problems. An Alabama woman who used it for 30 years later died of ovarian cancer. A jury would subsequently award her family $72 million in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, the maker of the well known Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder.
Instead of using talcum powder to keep the genital area cool and comfortable, experts recommend several other options that are free of talc. These include:
- Arrowroot powder – Made from the arrowroot plant, this lightweight, absorbent powder can help you stay dry.
- Corn starch – For years, people have used corn starch on their feet and other areas of the body safely and effectively.
- Oat flour – Oats can be pulverized into a powder that is safe to use on the skin. You can find it in your grocery store or a natural foods store.
Contact Baron & Budd
People are only now starting to realize the potential dangers associated with talcum powder, which many assumed was harmless for many, many years. Baron & Budd may be able to help if you or someone you know suffered harm after the use of this product. Please give us a call at 866-747-1424 or complete our contact form to contact us and discuss your potential legal options.