What is Talcum Powder?
Talc is the common ingredient in the soft, sweet-smelling powder products used on babies’ bottoms and by women in an effort to keep their skin dry and avoid rashes. Talcum powder is made from talc, a combination of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Links have been made between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, which has led to thousands of talcum powder lawsuit cases.
Some powders absorb moisture better than others. One of the most absorbent and widely used is talcum powder, a substance made from grinding up the clay mineral, talc. Talcum powder is a popular ingredient used in baby powder for preventing diaper rash.
Talcum powder particles are so small and lightweight that many people inhale the powder unknowingly. It then gets stuck in the body, damaging the lungs and other organs over time. Lawyers and medical professionals are currently investigating talcum powder for causing ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. If you’ve suffered an injury from using a talc product, you can benefit from filing a talcum powder lawsuit.