Pull Talcum Powder From The Market and Hold J&J Accountable – Criminally or Civilly

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Pull Talcum Powder From The Market and Hold J&J Accountable – Criminally or Civilly

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For more than four decades, medical literature has documented the link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer.  So why is this product still being sold?

Women who have used talc-based products - such as baby powder or Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower - on a weekly basis face a 33% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, and women who have used talc products on a daily basis face a 41% increased risk of ovarian cancer.


When baby powder or J&J’s Shower-to-Shower are applied to the genital region, talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the ovaries. Talc particles may remain in the ovaries for many years, causing inflammation and creating an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells. One expert estimates that more than 10,000 women each year develop ovarian cancer as a result of using baby powder or body powder.

Researchers have known for more than thirty years that the perinea use of talcum powder is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer, however the substance is not regulated in the United States and no product warning labels are attached to these talcum powder products.


Families are losing mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. Even with these horrific losses, Johnson & Johnson is refusing to acknowledge any fault on their behalf.

Markesa Kilmartin states that Johnson & Johnson informed her they have no plans of taking their talcum powder off the shelves, due to them being “government approved”.  Kilmartin’s mother lost her battle with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder daily; her mother was only 38 years old. You can read more of her story here:

Read how Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades:

Please join us in demanding that Johnson & Johnson pull this product from the market and are held accountable – whether that is criminally or civilly - for all victims and their loved ones who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer caused by the use of talcum powder.

Women who have had ovarian cancer, or have a loved one who has, can find out more information about this important issue at http://www.periscopegroup.com/injuries/talcum-powder

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