In 2016, a jury awarded $13 million to a woman who got mesothelioma from breathing asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet with talcum powder. It contained up to 20% asbestos, studies discovered in the mid-1970s.
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Cashmere Bouquet with Talc is a floral-scented body powder for women that is sold by Colgate-Palmolive. It contains talc, a super-soft mineral that is milled into talcum powder and sprinkled on the body to absorb moisture.
Asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet
Talc and asbestos often naturally occur together underground. Lawyers accuse Colgate-Palmolive of using talc from three different mines they knew were contaminated with asbestos until 1985.
Cancer Risks of Asbestos in Talcum Powder
Under a microscope, asbestos looks like a bundle of needle-like fibers. When asbestos gets in the lungs, it causes low-level irritation that can lead to mesothelioma after about 20-50 years. Using talcum powder genitally is also associated with ovarian cancer in women.
Major Health Concern for Baby Boomers
The FDA banned asbestos in cosmetic talcum powder in 1973, but Cashmere Bouquet may have been contaminated even longer. It is likely that Baby Boomers were also exposed in baby powder, surgical gloves, condoms, menstrual pads and tampons, cosmetics, and more.
How Much Asbestos Was in Cashmere Bouquet?
Cashmere Bouquet had between 8% and 20% asbestos, according to a study in March 1976 by Dr. Arthur Rohl. He warned, “Asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma, a chest and abdominal cancer, and can also result in the scarring of lung tissue and gastro‐intestinal difficulties.”
$13 Million Awarded in Cashmere Bouquet Mesothelioma Lawsuit
A woman from California named Judith Winkel was awarded $13 million by a jury in Los Angeles in April 2015. She used Cashmere Bouquet with Talc from 1961 until 1976, when it contained asbestos. Every time it created “a little cloud, like a dust cloud,” she said.
Cashmere Bouquet Linked to Mesothelioma Death: Study
In October 2014, researchers analyzed lung tissue from a woman who died of mesothelioma. They said asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet “accumulated in her lungs and likely caused or contributed to her mesothelioma.”
The asbestos fibers in her lungs were identified, traced back to the mine where they originated, and matched with Cashmere Bouquet. Researchers also showed how easy it was to breathe a puff of talc.
The study was published by Dr. Ronald Gordon of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York — “Asbestos in commercial cosmetic talcum powder as a cause of mesothelioma in women”.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
- Persistent cough
- Fluid buildup
- Shortness of breath
- Painful breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Night sweats
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