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Why does talcum powder cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer?

As a naturally occurring mineral, talc is often contaminated with asbestos, which is why using talcum powder can result in mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.

It is important to note that mesothelioma and ovarian cancer are far from being the only diseases talcum powder can cause, but they are just some of the most serious ones.

In its natural form, talc contains asbestos, a toxic mineral known to cause cancer in and around the lungs. While talc in and of itself is not carcinogenic, asbestos is.

There is no way to separate talc from asbestos once the former is mined, and this is why contamination is unavoidable.

Many people use talcum powder as a personal hygiene product, unaware of the terrible health effects doing so might have. When applying talcum powder to the genital area, particles can reach the inside of the vagina and travel to the ovaries. As talc contaminated with asbestos accumulates in the ovaries, the risk of developing ovarian cancer increases. Women who use talcum powder are roughly 30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who do not. Furthermore, with each use, the person inevitably breathes in some talc particles when using the product. Similarly, as these particles accumulate on the lining of the lungs, the risk of mesothelioma increases.

Other diseases talcum powder use is associated with include the following:

If you have been using talcum powder and now struggle with a disease, we strongly encourage you to contact our expert team, who has significant experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims. We will gladly help you find out whether you can file a talcum powder claim and obtain financial compensation from the responsible manufacturers. The process is simple, as we are well aware of how physically and emotionally draining struggling with cancer can be.

File your talcum powder claim with the assistance of Atraxia Law

With over 35 years of experience in reviewing toxic exposure and personal injury claims, our team of professionals has the necessary knowledge and resources to offer you quality assistance if you have been using talcum powder and now suffer from cancer. Our expert team will thoroughly assess your situation to determine whether you are eligible to file a talcum powder claim. Eligible individuals will be put in touch with a reliable, trustworthy attorney.