skip to Main Content

Who Are The Talcum Powder Manufacturers?

Home » Talcum Powder Lawsuits » Who Are The Talcum Powder Manufacturers?

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 Company 

Colgate-Palmolive manufactured Cashmere Bouquet, a line of personal hygiene products that includes a cosmetic talcum powder that is alleged to cause 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: 

  1. Angel of Mine Baby Powder
  2. Anti Monkey Butt Powder
  3. Assured Shower & Bath Absorbent Baby Powder
  4. Various store brands including CVS brand baby powder, Rite Aid baby powder, and Family Dollar Mild Baby Powder.

How Can the Talcum Powder Lawyer Near Me Help?

The talcum powder lawyers at Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers 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.

Review of Our Talcum Powder Lawyers Near You

There aren’t proper words to describe the talents, professionalism, responsiveness, or reassurances of Taylor Bell. He answered my first call to him while doing yard work … on a weekend… to assure me that he could and would help me with my case. And he did. His knowledge, expertise, and calm but straight forward approach to me personally and my issue most importantly will NEVER be forgotten. This man, and the entire staff at the Jeffcoat Firm, are an asset to the community needing legal representation at large. There aren’t enough stars to rate what I thought about their professionalism, rapid response, great communication, and their successful defense of me in court. If you’re looking for a fair, honest, pleasant, intelligent, and talented attorney, I urge you to look no further than Taylor Bell and the team at The Jeffcoat Law Firm. They quite literally saved my career and my life!!!.
G. C (see our 5.0 average rating and 865 Google reviews here)

Every case is different. You should not believe your case will get the same result.

Contact Us Today!


It's free to speak with us about your case, and if you hire us, we don't get paid unless we win.

Awards & Associations

Our Locations

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

1333 Main St #510,
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 373-1668

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

5465 Sunset Blvd Suite B,
Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 373-1302

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

161 Elliott St SE Suite B,
Orangeburg, SC 29115

(803) 373-7593

Jeffcoat Injury and Car Accident Lawyers

749-2 University Village Dr,
Blythewood, SC 29016

(803) 592-6553

! NOTICE ! No Legal Advice Intended. This website includes general information about legal issues and developments in the law. Such materials are for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These informational materials are not intended, and must not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. You need to contact a lawyer licensed in your jurisdiction for advice on specific legal issues or problems.

Files are primarily handled in our main office in Columbia.

Back To Top