Concerns Alleviated Around Talcum Powder And It’s Connection To Ovarian CancerJanuary 10, 2020 2:54 pm
There have long been concerns that the use of talcum powder products may have a link to ovarian cancer, but a new study shows that there is no statistical evidence to justify that concern. However, researchers said that there are still questions and more studies need to be done.
Talcum powder, which is used in a wide variety of health and beauty products, has never been proven to increase risk of ovarian cancer, but there have been suspicions and there are hundreds of federal lawsuits currently under consideration by the federal court system.
In the study, out of 250,000 women who were studied 2,100 developed ovarian cancer. There was a slight increase in the number of cases of ovarian cancer among those women who used talcum powder and those who did not. For every 100,000 women who used the powder there were 61 cases of cancer and for those that did not there were 55 cases. Researchers warn that this is not a conclusive study as it may have been “underpowered to identify a small increase in risk.”