The Talcum powder manufacturers are in trouble because of the increasing number of product liability Talcum powder lawsuits filed against them. The lawsuits allege that the defendants were aware of almost 40 years of independent scientific studies which linked the use of their products to higher risk of ovarian cancer when the talc was applied in the genital area but the manufacturers decided to withheld the information as per them the risk was not significant enough to require a product warning. A Baby Powder class action lawsuit was filed in California in April, seeking to force Johnson & Johnson to properly inform consumers about the potential health risks, including a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer.
What is Mesothelioma?
After cancer link with talcum powder, as per a new study done by researchers reveals that side effects of talcum powder cosmetic products may include a potential risk of mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Talc, one of the world’s softest minerals, has been mined from deposits interwoven with asbestos fibers. One of the devastating side effects due to the exposure of asbestos is Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity associated with the exposure of Asbestos. It is the most common form of cancer lead with asbestos exposure generally attacks the lungs and abdomen. Mainly the two minerals contained in asbestos, amosite and crocidolite are largely responsible for its hazardous nature because of the long endurance in a person’s lungs.
How Can Talcum Powder Cause Mesothelioma?
Talc and asbestos are both silicates that occur naturally in the environment and often found in the same regions. When these fibers are inhaled, they get trapped in the bottom part of the lungs. Eventually, they can become embedded in the lungs and cause inflammation. As of the mineral ‘staying power’ in lungs, it acts as a prolonged irritant which can cause tumors and cancers like mesothelioma to develop. Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause cancer and other diseases, such as: asbestosis, an inflammatory condition of lungs that can cause shortness of breath and eventually scarring of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Mesothelioma cancer is very serious and can lead to permanent damage, even resulting in death.
Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma
In 1989 Asbestos was banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), However a very few number of people knowing that asbestos was banned and can cause mesothelioma (cancer). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned all new uses of asbestos; but uses developed before 1989 are still allowed. As per Laboratory studies, warns that some renowned talcum brand use asbestos in their products which causes Mesothelioma and Most people with mesothelioma have symptoms for at least a few months before they are diagnosed. Most Common Mesothelioma Symptoms are:
- Respiratory Complications
or Difficulty Breathing
- Excessive sweating
- Pain in the side of the chest or lower back
- Pleural Effusions
In a few year back study, the researchers states that: “Our findings indicate that historic talcum powder exposure is a causative factor in the development of mesothelioma and possibly lung cancers in women and provide evidence that low concentrations of asbestos in raw materials do not necessarily correlate to low health risk.” If you have developed mesothelioma after talcum powder use, contact Drugsclaim.com for a free talcum powder lawsuit case review. Our experience talcum powder lawyers team are dedicated to protecting consumers through class action lawsuit and individual litigation, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.