FAQ

Are men at risk of talcum powder-related cancers?

While the media focuses more on women who got cancer from talcum powder, men can suffer from cancer by using the product, as well. In a baby powder cancer case in 2018, a man in was awarded $117 million for J&J allegedly causing his cancer. The judge on the case found that Stephen Lanzo’s cancer… Read More »

How can I prove that talcum powder contributed to my cancer?

It is important after your cancer diagnosis to take this information to a personal injury attorney who is experienced in filing personal injury lawsuits in baby powder cancer cases. Your attorney will be able to review your case and determine if it is possible for a successful claim to be likely. He will want to… Read More »

When did they establish a link between talcum powder and cancer?

There are scientific studies going back to 1982 that suggest a possible link between using baby powder with traces of asbestos in it and ovarian cancer. Also, a Reuters examination of released internal company memos at J&J indicated the company was aware as early as the early 1970s there could be a connection between their… Read More »

How much does using talcum powder increase my risk of cancer?

Based on many clinical studies that involve thousands of women, women who used talcum powder on their genitals have an approximately 30% higher chance of getting ovarian cancer than women who have not. This means over your life, your risk of ovarian cancer increases from 1.3% to 1.7%. That is still a very low risk,… Read More »

Can I sue if I get cancer and have used talcum powder?

Yes. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma and can demonstrate a history of using talcum powder, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the company that made the product. For example, there are more than 13,000 lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson today that allege baby powder use led to… Read More »

What are the side effects of using talcum powder?

If you are a regular user of talcum powder, you should know there is some controversy about whether talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Most of the controversy involves talcum powder and Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder that may have contained traces of asbestos. Some talc samples at J&J over the years have… Read More »

Are my kids safe around talcum powder?

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), talc-based powder when used on the genitals and buttocks is ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans.’ Talc that contains asbestos is definitely carcinogenic. Many experts would say modern talcum powder is safe for use around children. But it is understandable if the concerns about cancer would have… Read More »

Are my pets safe around talcum powder?

Talcum powder today is generally recognized as safe and not containing asbestos. It was mostly decades ago that some talcum powder was found to contain traces of asbestos, which can cause cancer in humans and animals. Many experts would say that it is safe to use talcum powder around your pets. Talcum powder can also… Read More »

How do I know if I own products containing talcum powder?

If you use any of the following products, you should check the product label for talcum powder as an ingredient: Talcum powder, baby powder and lotions Adult lotions Female hygiene products Foundation and eyeshadow Conditioner and shampoo Deodorants Household cleaning supplies It is important to pay attention to the ingredients on the products you buy.… Read More »