Talc Use Increases Risk Of Ovarian Cancer, Lawmakers Told

Law360 (March 12, 2019, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Data from nearly 40 published studies show that women who use talcum powder have a 20 to 30 percent higher risk of developing the most common type of ovarian cancer than women who don't use it, a cancer prevention researcher told lawmakers Tuesday.

Dr. Anne McTiernan, a researcher at the University of Washington, said at a congressional hearing that she had reviewed the science linking the use of talcum powder, identifying 38 epidemiological studies in the past 40 years that asked women about their use of talcum powder on their genitals and tested associations with ovarian cancer. A summary of the data...

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