People who are most risk for getting talcum powder-related cancers were regular users of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or similar products. Many women used baby powder to dust their genitals and other body parts as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. As they went about this activity, baby powder tainted with deadly asbestos may have worked through the vagina and gotten into the ovaries. Some women believe they have gotten ovarian cancer from baby powder mixed with small levels of asbestos.
Also, both women and men who used baby powder on their bodies may breathe the dust into their lungs or even swallow some of it. If the powder is contaminated with asbestos, mesothelioma of the lungs or abdomen could be the result.