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Baby Powder Could Cause More Harm Than Good

News / April 13, 2016

Baby Powder Has Become A Household Staple But You’re Better Off Throwing It In the Trash

Generations of parents have used baby powder when changing their baby’s diapers. Baby powder, or talcum powder, has many personal hygiene uses from dry shampoo to deodorant. Many women were taught by their mothers and aunts to dust their underwear with talcum powder for a fresh feeling. Although the powder is an amazing moisture absorber with a clean yet sweet scent, you’re better off throwing it in the trash.

Baby Powder Can Cause Respiratory ProblemsBaby-Powder

Talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer and respiratory problems. For infants and parents both, talcum powder poses the problem of breathing problems if inhaled. Pediatrician Jennifer Lowry writes that “Even small amounts of powder can irritate a baby’s lungs – especially if she’s at high risk for respiratory illness. Those at high risk include premature babies, babies with congenital heart disease, and babies who have had RSV or frequent respiratory illnesses.” Many pediatricians are now advising against the use of baby powder in favor of using cream for your little one’s diaper changes. These respiratory issues can take decades to appear and are often difficult to diagnose but can seriously harm your health.

Baby Powder is Dangerous for your Reproductive Health

For women past puberty, using talcum powder as a personal hygiene aid can cause ovarian cancer. The talc fibers act as an irritant in the ovaries which then spurs abnormal cell growth. Talc fibers have been found in the ovaries of women who had surgeries when surgeon’s gloves were still powdered with talc, and in the ovaries of women who habitually used products like Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower on or near their genitals. Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower carry no warnings; many women have used the products for years, not knowing that they’re endangering themselves.

We Can Help

Johnson & Johnson, the distributor behind Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, has a responsibility to consumers to warn them of the adverse effects of their products. To exclude this warning from their packaging is negligence. Contact the Hollis Law Firm today if you’ve been injured by talcum powder products. All consultations are free, confidential, and risk free. Call 1-800-701-3672 for a free talcum powder lawsuit review.