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anunitu
24 Feb 2016, 08:08
I was a bit taken aback with this story.
Story here. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/02/24/johnson-johnson-lawsuit-baby-powder-talcum-ovarian-cancer-link/80845030/)

Long term use seems to have caused Cancer(Read the story,Johnson and Johnson paid 72 million in the suit)

Quote:
Health giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused by using the company’s Baby Powder and other products that contained talc for feminine hygiene.

Heads up here Ladies....

Medusa
24 Feb 2016, 13:42
Yeah. And now there is a trend of 'baking' your makeup with baby powder. Because if I didn't want kootch cancer I guess I want face cancer. :=I:

EndlessCravings
24 Feb 2016, 14:27
Yeah. And now there is a trend of 'baking' your makeup with baby powder. Because if I didn't want kootch cancer I guess I want face cancer. :=I:

Seems like everything can kill us.

Hawkfeathers
24 Feb 2016, 15:47
I'm thinking it probably isn't good to inhale the stuff either - and it always gets in the air.

DragonsFriend
25 Feb 2016, 08:39
Since Talc is powdered soapstone contact with any mucous membrane is likely to cause irritation. Prolonged irritation (like rubbing the skin) has been shown to cause cancer. I would like to understand how a powder applied to the skin causes ovarian cancer. By that I mean I would like to understand the mechanism by which the ovaries are affected.

anunitu
25 Feb 2016, 08:41
As stated in the story it was used for feminine hygiene,by that I think it was used internally in some fashion(I am guessing here)

DragonsFriend
25 Feb 2016, 08:48
Even with internal use there is no path to the ovaries, is there?

anunitu
25 Feb 2016, 08:50
Your asking me,an old dude who barley understands how humans work period?

DragonsFriend
25 Feb 2016, 08:56
Your asking me,an old dude who barley understands how humans work period?

Not really asking you, just trying to wrap my head around possible connections. I know it can irritate the eyes and lungs and I am willing to accept it would do the same for any mucous membrane it comes in contact with but there isn't a direct path from anywhere in or on the human body that allows it to get to the ovaries.

anunitu
25 Feb 2016, 09:21
Might depend if it(a part anyway) could become absorbed into the blood(local maybe) absolutely guessing here. Perhaps chemical leaching into somewhere...as I mentioned my knowledge of human anatomy is sketchy at best..Thal would most likely know...also they mentioned asbestos was used in it many years ago,so who knows.

thalassa
25 Feb 2016, 09:50
I don't have time to go into detail ATM, but this might help in the short term for anyone that wants to wade thru it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3621109/

Basically it has been used internally by some women. Being such fine particles, they travel and get embedded in tissues probably. The studies are actually pretty mixed, so I'd not say that it does or doesn't, but that there have been some correlations (not to be confused with causation) and that maybe they are connected. Its far from conclusive.

But, as with all things, its the dose that makes the poison.

anunitu
25 Feb 2016, 11:34
Thank you Thal...I knew you most likely would know something..

Medusa
25 Feb 2016, 21:45
Remember when women would put cocaine on their kootch?
Yeah. That's how it gets inside. :=I: