Can Baby Powder Cause Cancer?

Baby PowderFor generations, Johnson& Johnson baby powder has been a symbol of    healthy baby care. But this week a second jury decided that Johnson and Johnson  failed to warn a woman of the increased risks of ovarian cancer from their baby powder– and awarded  her $52 million in damages. .   But  does  baby powder pose a real  health hazard?   Its not a simple yes and no answer.

 

Baby Powder 101

Most brands of baby powder  are made from talc. This natural mineral contains magnesium, oxygen, silicates, and asbestos. We use the powder between our  thighs to reduce chafing and on sanitary napkins, and diaphragms.  Doctors believe that microscopic particles of talc  are able to travel up the reproductive tract and become embedded in the ovries. … Continue Reading…