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Injury Law Center Talcum Powder Cancer Lawyers Fighting for the rights of talcum powder cancer victims. Is Talcum Powder Dangerous? Talcum powder is widely used to help keep skin dry and prevent rashes. When the product is used for feminine hygiene, dangerous talc particles can travel into the ovaries and remain trapped for years. A considerable body of research has concluded a 30-40 percent increased risk of ovarian cancer among women who regularly use talcum powder for feminine hygiene. Philip Landrigan, MD, dean for global health and professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City says, “The link between talc and ovarian cancer is based on two facts, much talc contains asbestos-like fibers; and asbestos has been determined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, to be a definite cause of ovarian cancer.” Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer LawsuitsJohnson a…

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