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Cramer, who in 1982 published the first study linking genital talc use and ovarian cancer, has recommended adding warning labels on baby powder.
A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
That judge found evidence linking talc to ovarian cancer was inadequate.
During the trial, the company's lawyers argued that various scientific studies as well as federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, had not found that talc products are carcinogenic.
Two similar cases in New Jersey were thrown out by a judge who said the plaintiffs’ lawyers did not presented reliable evidence linking talc to ovarian cancer.
What to Use: Try a talc-free powder, like Boscia’s. 3.
The company denies any link between talc and cancer.
Much research has found no link or a weak one between ovarian cancer and using baby powder for feminine hygiene, and most major health groups have declared talc harmless.
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