Talcum powder is a common household item that is typically found in baby powder and other cosmetic products. Talcum powder gets its name from Talc, which is a mixture of silicon, oxygen, and magnesium that in its natural form, contains asbestos. The powder has been used for decades in many forms, but there have been recent concerns over some potentially harmful side effects.
Since talc contains asbestos there has been speculation that talc miners could be at a high risk of lung cancer due to talc fiber inhalation. In a CNN Report, Another aspect of this talc concern is in regards to women who apply talcum powder to their genitals and have later developed ovarian cancer.
According to The American Cancer Society, some studies of talc miners and millers have suggested an increased risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases, while others have found no increase in lung cancer risk. These studies have been complicated by the fact that talc in its natural form can contain varying amounts of asbestos and other minerals, unlike the purified talc in consumer products. When working underground, miners can also be exposed to other substances that might affect lung cancer risk, such as radon.
Within the past 6 months, popular manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has been forced to pay $55 million to a woman who had ovarian cancer that was reportedly linked to the company’s talcum powder based products.
According to NBC News, there are over 1,000 pending lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson.
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