Women warned talcum powder increases cancer risk



Women should avoid using talcum powder on their genitals due to it posing an increased risk of ovarian cancer, a UK charity has warned after a pharmaceutical giant faced legal action in the United States.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7 billion (£3.6bn) to a group of 22 women who allege the company’s talcum powders caused their ovarian cancer.
Charity Target Ovarian Cancer said it was important to note that the increased risk was “very small”.
Rebecca Rennison, its director of public affairs and services, said: “Various studies have shown a link between using talcum... read more

 
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Source: Scotsman
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