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Alternatives To Talcum Powder

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues to get calls on a daily basis from women with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer seeking a Talcum Powder lawyer. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline offers the latest news on Talcum Powder and the Talc Lawsuits. We found this article online about alternatives to talcum powder and think it will be helpful to our readers.

What Are The Alternatives To Talcum Powder?

Not all medical professionals agree that a link between baby powder and ovarian cancer exists.
The recent headlines about baby powder and its connection to ovarian cancer may raise more questions than answers. In February, a Missouri court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of Jackie Fox, a woman who died of ovarian cancer. The lawsuit said her death was linked to her 50-year daily habit of applying baby powder. But Johnson & Johnson insisted a correlation between talc powder and ovarian cancer has not been proven.

“The verdict goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products, and while we sympathize with the family of the plaintiff, we strongly disagree with the outcome,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement.

Prosecutors say Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk since the early 1980s and did not protect its customers. In fact, the first study conducted on talc powder use on female genitalia found a 92 percent increased risk for ovarian cancer with women who reported genital talc use. But still, other doctors disagree. “Several decades of medical research do not support the hypothesis that use of talcum powder causes ovarian cancer,” said Dr. Hal Lawrence, chief executive officer of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

If all this back-and-forth has you questioning your baby powder usage, fear not. There are some safe alternatives to talc powder:

Cornstarch. Found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store, cornstarch is a great natural alternative to talc. The consistency is exactly the same, so it’ll help soak up wetness just as well. Cornstarch is derived from the endosperm of a corn kernel and is often used to help thicken sauces.

Arrowroot starch or tapioca starch. Both staples in a paleo baker’s kitchen, these starches are all-natural alternatives to talc. Arrowroot is derived from several tropical South American plants. Tapioca starch is derived from the crushed-up pulp of the South American cassava plant, a woody shrub. Both are used in paleo recipes as alternatives to flour and cornstarch. If you’re using it to on your baby’s sore bottom, try this recipe with some extra ingredients to help soothe.

Baking soda. You thought sodium bicarbonate, otherwise known as baking soda, only had 100 uses. Well, here’s one more: This common pantry item can be used in place of baby powder. Some people even use it as deodorant, applying some to their underarms each morning. It can also deodorize the air. As a matter of fact, I keep one container in my pantry, one under my sink, one in my laundry room and one in the bathroom.

Oat flour. Try this if you’re looking for a slightly coarser powder than the ones mentioned above.

Commercial baby powder alternatives. These products combine the items listed above with essential oils, so the powder smells pretty nice. Just to name a few:

Burt’s Bee’s Baby Dusting Powder
Honeybee Gardens Deodorant Powder
The Honest Company Organic Baby Powder
Nature’s Baby Dusting Powder
Here’s one last reason to consider the all-natural route: Talc is poisonous when inhaled or swallowed. It can cause breathing problems, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics urges caution when it comes to using talc powder on babies.

If you or a loved one has a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and you or they have used Talcum Powder to dry off around the genital areas for over five years it would be in your best interest to call the Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline and speak to one of our talcum powder lawyers

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Consolidation Update

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline keeps you updated on all the latest news on the Talcum Powder lawsuits. We have just found out that the Talcum Powder Victims  in Illinois Class Action Will  Oppose Creation of An MDL Docket.

An MDL consolidates all nationwide Talcum Powder Lawsuits in one location under one judge in a court district, The idea of an MDL is to make the litigation process easier.

Plaintiffs involved in the Talcum Powder  lawsuits  pending in Illinois federal court will oppose the recent motion to create a multi-district litigation docket for talcum powder claims. Very often an MDL moves closer to a settlement offer from the manufacturer. It is possible that the lawyers  feel the will have better luck keeping the litigation at a local level.

According to an Aug. 1 docket entry entered in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, a status conference was held  and a motion had been filed to transfer this case into an MDL.

The Plaintiffs will be opposing the motion.

 

Did Talcum Powder Ads Target Afro American Women?

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is not just a network of Talcum Powder lawyers. We keep you updated on the latest news and articles of interest related to ovarian cancer and the talcum powder lawsuits. We are sharing this article because we feel it is of interest to women.
Johnson and Johnson has been  accused of aggressively marketing  their Baby Powder products to the  to African-American women after  sales to white women dropped off. The most recent $72 million ovarian cancer settlement was awarded to the family of an Afro American woman who used the product for feminine hygiene for decades.

It appears that  Johnson & Johnson has long been aware of the connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The lawyer on the recent case  spoke to the  Atlanta Black Star, Onder said, “The evidence is real clear that Johnson & Johnson has known about the dangers associated with talcum powder for over 30 years…instead of giving a warning, what they did was target the groups most at risk for developing ovarian cancer” – in this case, black women.

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, a professor of African Studies at the University of Texas and contributing writer to Time magazine, points out that “Corporations have long taken advantage of the beauty rituals that African American women love.”  In a recent article, she writes, “Like pressing our hair and lotioning our legs, douching and deodorizing vaginas is something black women teach our daughters and sister-friends teach our friends.” According to research cited by Tinsley, black women employ talcum powder for such purposes twice as much as their white counterparts.

In another article published in a 2011 issue of Advertising and History Review, historian Michelle Ferranti points out that such practices have their origins in racial stereotypes and racist perceptions going back hundreds of years.  Tinsley herself adds,

Johnson & Johnson and other companies are ready to profit from these myths of the excessive black vagina. They’re willing to capitalize on our internalized misogynoir even if we die in the process. For decades, companies, including Johnson & Johnson, continued marketing to encourage black women to spend money on talcum power, which could cause cancer in our reproductive organs even as they promise to ‘freshen’ them. Because buyers were women, they were the advertisers’ targets; because they were women, they were vulnerable to side effects the companies never exposed.
A recent study from the University of Virginia, published in Cancer Epidemiology, now indicates that women who consistently apply talcum powder to their genitalia run a 40% risk of contracting ovarian cancer. Lead researcher Joellen Schildkraut said she was a skeptic until the recent studies were published.  “As you look across all these studies, I would say, why use it? It’s an avoidable risk for ovarian cancer,” she acknowledged.

Apparently Johnson and Johnson continues in it’s marketing campaigns to target women for financial and as the article continues to tell us…..gain Unfortunately, few if any consumers of all ethnic backgrounds have been aware of those risks – and in the case of the African-American community, there is decades of cultural conditioning and expectations passed from one generation to the next. That is something that Johnson & Johnson was all-too-willing to exploit.

Johnson & Johnson is unrepentant, and plans to appeal the most recent ruling. In a statement to the press, J&J spokesperson Carol Goodrich said, “the jury’s decision goes against 30 years of studies by medical experts around the world that continue to support the safety of cosmetic talc.”

If you or a loved one has ovarian cancer and used Talcum powder, Baby Powder or Talc Powder for years contact out Talcum Powder Helpline. Speak to a medical social worker and Talcum Powder lawyer.

 

Ovarian Cancer Resources

National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
American Cancer Society (1-800-227-2345)

Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly Gynecologic Cancer Foundation)

Has a directory of trained gynecologic oncologists practicing in the US; free information; and an online “survivor section” featuring articles on personal issues such as fertility, sexuality and quality of life aimed at creating an online community for women with cancer.

Toll-free number: 1-800-444-4441
Website: www.foundationforwomenscancer.org

Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
Offers literature on ovarian cancer, referrals to available support groups nationwide, a hotline staffed by cancer information specialists, and an online version of the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry Newsletter

Toll-free number: 1-800-OVARIAN (1-800-682-7426)
Website: www.ovariancancer.com

National Cancer Institute
Their Cancer Information Service offers free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area.

Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

The NCCN, made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, develops cancer treatment guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. Those are available on the NCCN website.

Telephone number: 1-215.690.0300

Website: www. www.nccn.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Services include: Information and materials on ovarian cancer (many available in Spanish); events throughout the country promoting awareness and education; the NOCC, a quarterly newsletter; clinical trial information and access; and a free Newly Diagnosed Patient Kit with a resource guide, book of survivor stories, personal journal, stories of Hope DVD and more

Toll-free number: 1-888-682-7426 (1-888-OVARIAN)
Website: www.ovarian.org

womenshealth.gov
Offers a lot of information on women’s health issues − including cancers in women

Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662 (1-800-994-WOMAN)
TTY: 1-888-220-5446
Website: www.womenshealth.gov

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
This survivor-led group offers information specific to survivors, newly diagnosed patients, family, and friends; public education and awareness programs; Fact Sheets covering ovarian cancer, treatment, and other related issues; quarterly e-newsletters; treatment and clinical trials information; and their online store, Shop Teal, with items such as wristbands, awareness ribbons, etc.

Telephone number: 1-866-399-6262
Website: www.ovariancancer.org

American Cancer Society
We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore www.cancer.org or
call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly Gynecologic Cancer Foundation)
Toll-free number: 1-800-444-4441
Website: www.foundationforwomenscancer.org
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Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
Toll-free number: 1-800-OVARIAN (1-800-682-7426)
Website: www.ovariancancer.com

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline Launched

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline ” Pink Site”

The helpline ” Pink Sites”, woman’s drugs and devices harming woman group that helped 1000’s of woman with the Vaginal Mesh Helpline has launched a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline.

Now , after decades of using Talcum Powder products to dry off on their genital area, woman are learning that there is a risk of these talc particles traveling, settling in the ovaries and resulting in the dreaded diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

A woman was just awarded $72 million after the jury decided there was proof enough to link her ovarian cancer to the use of these products daily for decades.

The Talcum Powder  Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline is more then just experienced Talcum Powder lawsuit lawyers. We are managed by a female medical social worker with over 20 years experience in both medical counseling and working with attorneys. She has helped 1000’s of woman injured by manufacturers of drugs and devices and connected them to highly qualified lawyers.

We have a special concern for woman whose lives have been altered by pharmaceutical companies that have chosen profits over people.

Every day woman between the ages of 40 and 60 are calling with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.  They are horrified that they were never warned that a household staple like Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower To Shower could be the cause of their  ovarian cancer diagnosis. “Woman are terrified now that they realize they may have ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder as they consider that they used these products for decades.”

It is important for woman between the ages of 40 and 60 who used Talcum powder products to see their doctor and get tested for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer and once the symptoms appear it could be too late. The 2 tests used most often to screen for ovarian cancer are transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) and the CA-125 blood test. TVUS is a test that uses sound waves to look at the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries by putting an ultrasound wand into the vagina.

The helpline has qualified and experienced female lawyers and lead counsels in their  network. Ovarian cancer Helpline lawyers have been dedicated to the representation of class action claims involving defective medical products harming women for many years.

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Women who have used Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower To Shower Talcum powder are filing lawsuits for ovarian cancer. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is connecting women to qualified female Talcum Powder lawyers and lead counsels to assist them in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers.