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Talc Powder

The extended use or exposure to Talcum based products—such as talcum baby powder and personal hygiene powders—have been linked to the development of certain cancers in women. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and used talcum baby powder on a daily basis and/or had powder applied to you when you were a child, your cancer may be due to the use of talcum powder.

Talc is a naturally occurring mineral that was mined for use in hygiene products. Asbestos is also a naturally occurring mineral and oftentimes forms alongside raw talc. Because asbestos fibers are often present and embedded where talc is mined, the talc becomes contaminated by the surrounding asbestos prior to being used in Talcum powder-based cosmetic and hygiene powders. It is impossible for consumers to distinguish between talcum powder and asbestos fibers.

Manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors continued to use talcum powder despite the existence of an equally effective alternative that was readily available, cornstarch. Suppliers and distributors failed to provide warnings to consumers about the dangers of talcum powder. Cancers caused by contaminated talcum powder have a long latency period. This means that the onset of cancer may have occurred decades after your use of talcum powder ended.

­If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and used K&B brand talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson talcum baby powder, Johnson & Johnson shower-to-shower products, Colgate Cashmere Bouquet products, Gold Bond talcum powder, Estee Lauder talcum powder, or Clinique talcum powder, or if you had any of these products applied to you as a child please contact our office for a case evaluation.

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