More on talcum powder and alleged links to ovarian cancer

A week ago, I posted this about the largest jury verdict to date against talcum powder makers — $417 million — awarded to a woman who alleged that Johnson & Johnson's talc-containing baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. You may also be interested in this article by Laura McGinley. The thrust of McGinley's piece is that while results of scientific studies on a talc-ovarian cancer connection are mixed, most scientists believe that a link has yet to be shown. For instance, there's this statement from the National Cancer Institute: "The weight of evidence does not support an association between perineal talc exposure and an increased risk of ovarian cancer." And the Food and Drug Administration says it hasn't found a causal connection either, but that its research continues.


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