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A New Study Suggests Tainted Talcum Powder Can Cause a Rare Form of Cancer (time.com)(survivingmesothelioma.com)

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Topics: MolineBaby Powderovarian cancercase studiesTalctalc litigationcompelling causal evidence

  • In the paper, Moline and her colleagues present case studies of 33 people, mostly women, who were confirmed to have malignant mesothelioma, and whose only substantial exposure to asbestos was through the use of talcum powder-theoretically ruling out other causes of the disease, since asbestos exposure is the primary risk factor for malignant mesothelioma.
  • On one hand, Gold says, linking mesothelioma tumors to asbestos in talc offers compelling causal evidence.
  • On Oct. 18, J&J announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of its Baby Power, after the Food and Drug Administration found "sub-trace levels" of asbestos contamination in one bottle of powder purchased online.
  • "Asbestos of the type found in talcum powder was found in all six cases evaluated," reports lead researcher Jacqueline Moline, MD.
  • Since there was no other way for these patients to have come in contact with asbestos, Moline and her team conclude that regular use of talcum powder can cause mesothelioma.
  • Because of its strong link with asbestos, some people refer to mesothelioma as asbestos cancer.

 

 

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma you may have a cause of action against talcum powder manufacturers. For more information, including an explanation of what to expect in the legal process, a checklist for parents and victims, answers to frequently asked questions, and other information, please click here, call or text Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. today at 312.553.4900.

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