The Gori Law Firm
Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day
888-362-6890
To protect your safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we offer telephone and video conferences, in addition to face-to-face meetings. Please contact our office today to set up a remote consultation.
More than $3 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

New study confirms link between talc and mesothelioma

In recent months, the world has learned a great deal about the link between talc products and mesothelioma. This owes largely to the reports that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder contains asbestos. Naturally, Johnson & Johnson denied the reports.

However, a recent study in the American Journal of Medicine may have undercut the health giant's denials. This study looked at 85 mesothelioma victims and supports the idea that repeated talc use may cause cancer.

Five key takeaways from the study

The study and its authors did more than reinforce the link between cosmetic talcum products and mesothelioma. They also pointed out several notable facts about the use of these talc products:

  • 83% of the study's cancer victims were female. This contrasts with the much higher rate of male victims from industrial asbestos exposure.
  • The victims were an average of 11 years younger than expected. This was based on a comparison of their cases to those recorded with the National Cancer Institute.
  • The cancers were likely caused by the anthophyllite and tremolite fibers that contaminated the talc.
  • The authors felt the results could account for many of the "idiopathic," or otherwise unexplained, instances of mesothelioma.
  • The authors recommended the FDA more strictly regulate--or simply ban--the use of cosmetic talc powders. They pointed out that there is already a range of safer, non-toxic substitutes.

Of course, it's not just Johnson & Johnson that's put people at risk. There is a wide range of manufacturers selling cosmetic talc products, and testers constantly find asbestos in these products. In fact, the FDA recently found asbestos in 20% of all the cosmetic talc products they had tested.

Manufacturers may even put children at risk. Testers have found asbestos in crayons, child cosmetics, toy kits and more.

The safest option is to avoid talc completely

As tests continue to find asbestos fibers in talc products, new studies reinforce the ties between talc use and deadly cancers. Since there's no safe, known level of asbestos exposure, you might not want to gamble your life on talc products. Your safest option is to avoid them altogether.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Choose The Gori Law Firm?

  1. Experience

    With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

  2. Results

    The team at The Gori Law Firm fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

  3. Team Approach

    We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

  4. Faster Trial Dates

    We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. The Gori Law Firm works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More

Recognition

Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association for Justice
ABA - Defending Liberty - Pursuing Justice Illinois State Bar Association

Fill Out Our Form Today To Get A Free Case Review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Get a Free Case Review Today

The Gori Law Firm News

The Gori Law Firm Donates to Several Area Food Pantries During the COVID-19 Crisis

Read More >

In The Community

The Gori Law Firm and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

More Community & Events >

Read Our White Paper

A Continuing Threat: How Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today >
${site.data.firmName}

Edwardsville Office
The Gori Law Firm
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Washington, DC Office
The Gori Law Firm
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW
10th Floor

Washington, DC 20009
Washington Law Office Map

New Orleans Office
The Gori Law Firm
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
The Gori Law Firm
3878 Carson Street, Suite 210
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance Law Office Map

New York Office
The Gori Law Firm
360 Lexington Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York Law Office Map

Orlando Office
The Gori Law Firm
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 1100F
Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando Law Office Map

Granite City Office
The Gori Law Firm
2862 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040
Granite City Law Office Map

Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day 888-362-6890
Close X

Contact Us For A Free Case Assessment

Back To Top