What Are Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Side Effects?

While Johnson and Johnson's baby powder has been around for over a century, there are major concerns about the side effects it can pose to people who use it regularly (and for long-term users). It has been suggested that using talcum powder can increase the risks of respiratory issues and other health problems.

Baby powder is used for a wide range of different reasons, such as:

  • Keeping your body dry;
  • Benefiting skin conditions;
  • Reducing body odors, and,
  • Feminine hygiene

Baby powder can also be found in makeup and cosmetic products.

As J&J baby powder has been a popular everyday item for many American households for years, it’s obviously a concern to hear there are potentially harmful and fatal baby powder side effects.

What Types of Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder Side Effects Are There?

Respiratory Problems

Talcum powder has been known to cause respiratory problems in babies and infants if it is inhaled. It has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics not to use baby powder on babies to avoid the risk of causing long-term respiratory issues.


Talcosis is a respiratory disorder caused by talcum powder. If baby powder is inhaled it can result in long-term respiratory issues that can become fatal.

Skin Irritations

As talc helps dry the skin, this can cause skin irritations if your skin is incredibly sensitive or you have other skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, etc.

Ovarian Cancer

There have been cases where women have used talcum powder regularly as part of a feminine hygiene routine and they have been later diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Studies claim that long-term use of baby powder on the perennial area significantly increases the risk of cancer. It is claimed that baby powder particles travel up through the womb, through the fallopian tubes and into the ovaries. The particles are harmful because the body is unable to break them down.

It is a major concern that ovarian cancer is a potential side effect of using baby powder. There have been continued discussions on whether there is a link between talcum powder and cancer.

If You Have Been Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer and You Believe It Was Caused by Talcum Powder, You Could Be Eligible to File a Lawsuit

If you believe you’ve been negatively affected by talcum powder, you should find out if you’re eligible to file a Johnson and Johnson baby powder lawsuit. It gives you the opportunity to claim compensation and punish J&J for risking the lives of their customers. There is evidence that suggests J&J were aware of the dangers but decided not to warn their consumers or even issue a recall.

So far, there have been many successful talcum powder cancer lawsuits. Find out how you can start your talcum powder lawsuit.

Free Talcum Powder Eligibility Test

There is a strict criteria for who can file a lawsuit, so it’s important you take this eligibility test to find out whether you are eligible to claim. If you have any questions about talcum powder lawsuits then please contact our office, we’re happy to help.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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