Talcum Powder’s Link to Cancer
As it found success getting all age groups to use its talcum powder, Johnson & Johnson had another story developing being the scenes. In 1971, research emerged that linked talcum powder to cancer. Researchers discovered that Johnson’s talcum-based powders contained asbestos, a substance that causes mesothelioma when inhaled. Then, scientists began to discover that women who used baby powder containing talc developed ovarian cancer at increased rates.
Ovarian cancer isn’t common. In fact, of all women diagnosed with cancer, only 3 percent of them have ovarian cancer. Yet, a study from the Cancer Prevention Research Journal found that women who’ve used products with talcum powder can have up to a 41 percent higher chance of developing ovarian cancer.
For decades, Johnson & Johnson disputed Shower to Shower’s link to cancer, claiming that talcum powder use with ovarian cancer patients was an overblown coincidence. The company even declined to place a warning label on talc products claiming it would be too confusing for customers. Yet, researchers discovered something in 2019: not only did talcum seem to trigger gene mutations that lead to cancer in the ovaries, it can start causing mutating cells of the fallopian tubes before they reach the ovaries.
This means that researchers might have found the mechanism that causes an increase of ovarian cancer among women who use products such as Shower to Shower.
During a 2018 investigation, Reuters revealed that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the danger of Shower to Shower and other products like it for decades. Yet, they kept the problem internal and away from regulators as their scientists, lawyers, and executives tried to decide what to do. An impactful decision from the company wouldn’t come until 2020.
Does Shower to Shower Contain Talcum Powder?
Yes. All products with the Shower to Shower label contain talcum powder. This means that, like its baby powder counterpart, Shower to Shower has been linked to ovarian cancer.
Other talcum-containing brands like Shower to Shower that you should know about include:
- Clubman Pinaud Talc
- Nivea Pure Talc
- McKesson Baby Powder
- Gold Bond Medicated Powder
In May of 2020, Johnson & Johnson quietly announced that it would stop selling all talc-based products—including Shower to Shower—in the United States. It cited the reason it would halt sales of one of its most important legacy products as a lack of demand. At the same time, the company was facing a pile of lawsuit regarding their talcum products in the United States. Notably, it has not stopped international sales of talc-based powders.
Signs of Shower to Shower-linkedcancer might include:
- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Quickly feeling full when eating
- Weight loss
- Pelvic discomfort
- Constipation and bowel movement changes
- Frequent urination
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, it’s crucial to see a physician as soon as possible. Then, call our team of talcum powder lawsuit lawyers for help.
Our Shower to Shower Lawsuit Attorneys Are Ready to Help At (888) 493-1629
If you or someone you love has developed cancer that you believe to be related to the use of Shower to Shower or any other type of talcum powder product, Arnold & Itkin is ready to help. Our law firm has been investigating the link between talcum powder and cancer and we’re prepared to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve. Currently, Johnson & Johnson is facing lawsuit from thousands and thousands of people who have suffered from cancer while using their talc-based powders.
Our firm has a history of obtaining results against large pharmaceutical companies, making us more than ready to help clients suffering because of Shower to Shower-related cancer. In fact, our team recently recovered a record-setting $8 billion verdict from Johnson & Johnson after the company knowingly marketed a drug with adverse side effects for use on children. We know the tactics that this company uses, we understand what they put families through, and we’re ready to demand the answers that you deserve.
Call our talcum powder lawsuit firm now at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We’re ready to listen to your story, answer your questions, and help you decide if you have claim.