Monday, August 21, Court orders firm to compensate woman who claims her cancer was linked to using talc products for feminine hygiene. California woman, Eva Echeverria, 63-year-old said she had been using the powder as a regular part of her feminine hygiene routine since she was 11 years old. She stopped using it in 2016, after she read a news story about another woman who used it and had ovarian cancer. Echeverria’s is the first of hundreds of similar cases in California to be decided. There are thousands of similar cases going through state and federal courts right now.
Here is a YouTube Video which shows that this problem is not newly evolved, this is almost one year old video.
Echeverria testified that had there been a warning label on the product, she would have stopped using it. Some other talc-based powders on the market carry labels that mention possible risk of ovarian cancer after frequent application in the female genital area.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, classifies the genital use of talc-based body powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The US National Toxicology Program has not fully reviewed talc as a possible carcinogen, according to the American Cancer Society, which says it isn’t clear whether the products increase a person’s cancer risk.
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Now after hearing news like this parents or guardians are now in the chaos, is Johnson’s baby powder is dangerous for kids? Well Terry Slevin( the Cancer Council’s Occupational and Environmental Cancer Risk Committee chairperson) said, “If parents are gaining what they believe is benefits for their child and even themselves, then this case in the USA shouldn’t make them feel bad about continuing to use that product.”
Mr Slevin advises parents to go with their gut instinct. “If however they have any concern about using it, well then they can stop using it and there are other ways they can deal with wet nappies and those kinds of problems,” he says.