Talcum Powder- Baby Powder Link To Ovarian Cancer


Is There A Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?


Jaqueline Fox's family says she used the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder for 35 years before her death.  She died from ovarian cancer at 62 in 2015.

Now, a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston finds women who regularly used talc to powder their genital area had a 33% higher risk of ovarian cancer.  Researchers questioned 2,041 women with ovarian cancer and 2,100 not affected by the cancer about their use of talcum powder.   They found those who said they routinely applied talc to their genital area were more likely to develop ovarian cancer.

Dr. Ira Horowitz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory School of Medicine and a member of the Winship Cancer Institute, says he’s been asked about the link between talc and ovarian cancer for decades.

Research claims that the talc particles can travel and remain in the ovaries for years. The irriatation can result in the formation of unwanted cancer cells and the fatal diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Lawsuit are being filed that claim that woman now have ovarian cancer due to years of daily dusting of genital areas with Talc based powders.