Attorney Brad Parker explains that questions concerning the safety of using talcum powder have been raised several times over the last 40 years. Studies as far back as the 70s have linked the application of talcum powder in the genital area by women to ovarian cancer. When used in the genital area the particles in talcum powder can travel through the vagina and into the uterus along the fallopian tubes to the ovaries. There the particles can remain embedded in the ovaries for up to eight years.
Other side effects include respiratory issues caused when the powder becomes airborne during normal use, this is most dangerous for infants and can cause wheezing fast and shallow breathing and potentially acute and chronic lung irritation. The critical issue is how long was the product used or applied to a particular area. The prolonged and continuous use of products containing talcum powder can cause pain, discomfort and lack of enjoyment of life, bloating or inflammation of the abdomen, pelvic pain, increased urination, changes in appetite and feeling tired are among the many symptoms that a woman may experience.
Despite talcum powder being used for generations in American bathrooms and nurseries healthcare experts have discovered that long-term exposure to the natural talc fibers can increase the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as twenty to thirty percent. Ovarian cancer is an aggressive cancer affecting as many as 10,000 women a year. Contact attorney Bradley Parker in Bedford, Texas for a complimentary strategy session.