January 12, 2017

Can Asbestos-Free Talc Cause Ovarian Cancer?

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As of now, it’s not clear. But Food and Drug Administration says that literature dating back to the 1960s has suggested that there is a possible association between talc powders and ovarian cancer.

But “the available data is little wishy-washy,” says Dr. Minkin. “There are some studies that haven’t found a connection, while there are other ones that have only shown a small increase in the hazard ratio. There are lots of different variables in these studies for researchers consider.” You can contact baby powder ovarian cancer lawyer, to know more about cancer lawsuits.

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According to a study, held in 2013, it is analyzed that nearly 20,000 of people are found that are using some or other kind of powder down. There are approximately 20% to 30% women’s who are more likely to have ovarian cancer than those who didn’t use any powder. The findings led the researchers to suggest that “avoidance of genital powders may be a possible strategy to reduce ovarian cancer incidence.” However, researchers pointed out a few of the study’s limitations: Participants might have overestimated how often they used these products, and not all powders contain talc—some contain cornstarch instead.

Then, a 2014 study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute looked at data from about 60,000 women and found no link between powder use and ovarian cancer risk.

Back in 2010, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) concluded that there is “limited evidence in humans” that using talc-based body power on the genital areas is “carcinogenic,” and stated that using it down there is “possibly carcinogenic in humans.”

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