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Family Wins $72 Mil After Claiming Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Causes Cancer

A jury in Missouri recently endured a three-week long trial over claims that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder causes cancer. The family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer was awarded $72 million by the court, an enormous win. According to BBC News, the family argued that the Alabama woman died of ovarian cancer that was directly caused by Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. They say the woman used the powder regularly for decades until her death at age 62. The family was adamant that the pharmaceutical company should be held liable for failure to warn consumers of the potential cancer risks. Is Talcum Powder Dangerous? The fear behind talc stem, the chief ingredient in talcum powder, is that it is a natural mineral found in the same places normally occupied by asbestos, a well-known carcinogen. Since the 1970s, products that use talcum powder, such as makeups and baby…
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