Record-Breaking Lawsuit: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Contains 3 Cancer-Linked Carcinogens.
In May 2017, Lois Slemp was awarded a record-breaking $110.5 million lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for her claim that she got ovarian cancer due to the continuous use of their talcum powder for 40 years.
She is one of the many who fight against this product. Currently, more than 2,000 Americans seek justice, in order to unmask the harmful carcinogens within these products.
In recent years, Lois Slemp has been struggling with cancer, which has now spread to her liver.
The case of Lois Slemp came directly after the victory of the late Jackie Fox of Alabama, whose family was awarded $72 million in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson last year. Their claim was that the long-term use of Johnson & Johnson products caused her death by ovarian cancer.
Allen Smith, Lois Slemp’s attorney had this in the opening remarks to the jury, to say:
“This case is about corporate profit and maintaining a corporate image over human life. That’s what this case is about. And your verdict could prevent potentially hundreds of thousands of women from contracting one of the most deadly forms of cancer.”
“Baby Powder and Shower to Shower contain 3 carcinogens: they contain talc, which is a carcinogen, they contain asbestos, which is a known carcinogen, and they contain heavy metals, which are carcinogens… the defendants [Johnson & Johnson] cannot say today that those products are asbestos-free.”
“The defendants have known about this for 40 years- 4 decades. J & J mines its talc in China. They are known to have impurities in these mines and they do this in an effort to cut costs.
Tens of thousands of women have been affected by the genital use of these products and the development of ovarian cancer.”
A witness in Slemp and Fox’s cases, Dr. Daniel Cramer, emphasized the relationship between the continuous use of powder containing talc and cancer. He added that the use of this powder in the genital area has led to cancer since the early 1980’s.
He asked Johnson & Johnson’s to label their talcum products and wrote that he has studied this issue for decades, and he has found that:
“For those who use talcum powder on a regular basis, for those women, there was a 30% increased risk for ovarian cancer.”
Shower to Shower is marketed as a safe product for regular daily use, for both, men and women.
According to its web page “SHOWER to SHOWER® can be used all over your body” and you should “Sprinkle on problem areas to soothe skin that has been irritated from friction. Apply after a bikini wax to help reduce irritation and discomfort.”
The page of the Baby Powder states the following:
“We continue to use talc in our products because decades of science have reaffirmed its safety. Because of its safety and effectiveness, we confidently include pharmaceutical grade talc in our products.”
Yet, researchers have done studies and proven the opposite, please be sure you are safe and stay away from known carcinogens. Instead, you can use the following natural alternatives to relieve any irritations, soften your skin, and smell fresh all the time:
Burts Bees Dusting Powder