Help End the Use of Talc

Talc can be detrimental to one’s health for a myriad of reasons, and many countries have banned talc due to serious health risks.

This year, 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States alone. Show your support, and help reduce that number, by promising to live talc-free.

Join our pledge to #TosstheTalc, not just for your personal safety, but for the safety of women and children across the globe.

Information is Power

More than two dozen scientific studies by some of the world’s leading scientists and medical experts have reported alarming findings over the last 40 years. Still, Johnson & Johnson chooses to attack the science rather than acknowledge these risks and protect women.

Women have the right to know the facts about the cancer risks associated with talcum powder products like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.

Talc-Ovarian Cancer By The Numbers

21000

U.S. women diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually

14000

Women who die of ovarian cancer annually

2500

Ovarian cancer cases caused by talcum powder

27

Studies link talc use and ovarian cancer

1500

Ovarian cancer deaths every year due to talc

“It was really clear they [Johnson & Johnson] were hiding something.”– Jury Foreman Krista Smith Bloomberg/Newsweek Interview

Talcum Powder Timeline

2018

A St. Louis jury finds Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier liable for more than $4.6 billion in damages on behalf of 22 ovarian cancer victims, finding that the companies were aware of and responsible for cancer-causing asbestos in talcum powder products.

2016

In three separate trials, juries return verdicts totaling almost $200 million on behalf of women who died of ovarian cancer from using talcum powder for feminine hygiene for decades.

2014

National Cancer Institute issues report citing talc use as a risk factor for ovarian cancer.

1996

Condom industry removes talc from all products due to ovarian cancer concerns.

1992

Harlow Study: Finds that women who applied genital talc had 50% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

1982

Cramer Study: First case-control study to link genital talc use with ovarian cancer finds women have a 92% increased risk of ovarian cancer when using talc for feminine hygiene purposes.

1971

British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology study discovers talc particles in 75% of ovarian tumors.

1930s

First accounts of harmful effects of talc on humans recorded.

1 in 53

female talc users will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.

Popular Talcum Powder Brands

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Be sure to check the ingredients.

Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder

Gold Bond Medicated Powder

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Clubman Pinaud Talc

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Shower to Shower

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Nivea Pure Talc

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McKesson Baby Powder

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Initial vote count by National Toxicology Program scientists to list talc as a possible carcinogen. - 1992