Nivea Pure Talc contains talcum powder, a super-soft mineral similar to asbestos that has been linked to higher rates of ovarian cancer in women.
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What is Nivea Talc?
Nivea Pure Fine Talcum Powder is a lightly-scented body powder that is advertised for men and women. It is used for a variety of purposes, but primarily to absorb moisture, prevent chafing, and skin conditions.
Exposure to Talcum Powder
Studies show that 20-40% of women use talcum powder on their genital area every day for hygiene purposes. Historically, talc has been advertised toward women since the 1950s for daily use. It has also been used on surgical gloves, menstrual products, and condoms.
What is the Problem?
The problem is that studies in the 1970s found particles of talc in the ovaries of women with ovarian cancer. Talc particles are extremely small and these studies proved that talcum powder can travel through the entire reproductive system and accumulate in the ovaries.
Studies Estimate 33% Increased Risk
Over the last few decades, a number of other studies have associated talcum powder with ovarian cancer. In 2003, a meta-analysis of data on 12,000 women from 16 studies estimated a 33% increased risk for women who used talc routinely on their genital area.
What is the Risk?
The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.4% of women in the general population will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, so a 33% increased risk means approximately 1.8% of women who use talc on their genital area for many years could possibly develop ovarian cancer.
Did Talc Cause My Ovarian Cancer?
Treatment for ovarian cancer usually involves surgery to remove the ovaries. The tissue samples will be examined under a microscope by a doctor who may find talc particles as well as cancer cells. This will be important evidence if you file a lawsuit. Lawyers can review your pathology records to help find out if talc caused your ovarian cancer.
What Are Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer does not cause serious symptoms in its early stages. By the time women seek medical attention, ovarian cancer is usually difficult to treat. If early symptoms do appear, they may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained weight-loss
- Vaginal discharge
- Abdominal pressure or pain
- And more
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