Bye Bye Baby Powder: J and J Pulls Talc from US Shelves

Johnson and Johnson will stop selling its previously popular talcum powder in the U.S. and Canada following a wave of legal cases from consumers who alleged links to cancer after prolonged periods of use.

New Talc-Cancer Study: Significant Link Found Only for Some Women

In the largest study to date to explore the possible link between talc use and ovarian cancer, researchers failed to find a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer from talc use overall. However an increased risk for ovarian cancer did appear among certain women who used talc on the genital area.  That increased risk was for women with intact reproductive tracts.

Deadly Cancer-Talcum Powder Link Just Got Stronger

New case study findings have strengthened the link between talcum powder, asbestos (which can be co-mingled with talc due to mining processes) and mesothelioma–a deadly cancer of the lining of organs (most often occurring in the lining around the lungs or the abdomen).