As more and more cases are being filed against the manufacturers of talcum powder, the more the general public is being made aware of the link between cancer and talc-based products.
Consumers just like you are beginning to see that the manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of talcum powder have failed to warn you and the rest of the general public of the dangers involved with using talcum-based products.
What Have the Talcum Powder Manufacturers Failed to Tell Us?
Many scientists have known for well over 40 years that there is a link between talcum products such as baby powder and severe health issues such as ovarian cancer. Not only are talc fibers similar in nature to asbestos, but talc is mined in the same areas as asbestos, which means contamination is going to happen.
Talcum powder and baby powders manufacturers have both claimed that their products are asbestos-free, but a lot of people, including those that sit on juries, have been hearing experts testify that the manufacturer’s claims aren’t valid.
What Talc-Based Powders Are a Risk?’
Talc is used to manufacture numerous products such as cosmetics and other personal care items. However, many products contain corn starch, and those products don’t come with the same dangers as talc and are not related to cancer or mesothelioma.
Who Are the Talcum Powder Manufacturers?
There are a few leading manufacturers of talc-based products. Some of them are as follows:
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is probably the most well-known of the talcum powder manufacturers and first, put talcum powder on the market in 1894 as a way to treat some skin irritations from its medical bandages.
As soon as they realized people were using the powder to treat diaper rash, Johnson and Johnson re-branded the talc as Toilet and Baby Powder.
At a later date, they released Shower to Shower and marketed it as a deodorant powder for daily use. Although the company is now owned by Valean Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Johnson & Johnson is named in over 6,000 lawsuits over the fact that the users of both the baby powder and Shower to Shower products contracted ovarian cancer.
Colgate-Palmolive manufactured Cashmere Bouquet, a ling of personal hygiene products that includes a cosmetic talcum powder that it is alleged causes mesothelioma in some users.
Cashmere Bouquet is the focus of many mesothelioma lawsuits as well. In 2015, in a landmark case, Colgate was ordered to pay $13 million to a woman who developed mesothelioma after years of using the product, Cashmere Bouquet. Colgate has also settled a lot of cases alleging the same.
Imerys Talc Supplier
Even though Imerys is based in France, they have locations around the United States as well, and they are the leading supplier of talc in the world. Besides supplying baby powder, Imerys also provides talc for the cosmetic industry, soap, pharmaceuticals, paint, rubber, ceramics, paint, and other miscellaneous products.
Additionally, Imerys has been named as a defendant by people who have contracted both mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.
Are There Other Manufacturers of Talcum Powder?
As you may imagine, Johnson & Johnson has the highest market share when it comes to talcum powder. They have other talc-based personal care products under many different labels that include but aren’t limited to:
- Angel of Mine Baby Powder
- Anti Monkey Butt Powder
- Assured Shower & Bath Absorbent Baby Powder
- Various store brands including CVS brand baby powder, Rite Aid baby powder, and Family Dollar Mild Baby Powder.
What Can You Do to Help Me?
The talcum powder lawyers at The Jeffcoat Firm in Columbia, South Carolina has the knowledge and resources to take on these big corporations. If you or a loved one is battling cancer because of talcum powder use, please contact us for a free consultation.