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Use of talcum powder in the genital region causes particles of talc to enter the vagina and travel to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The particles reach the ovaries and cause significant irritation that leads to cancer.

The first study linking talcum powder and ovarian cancer was published in the 1970s, when researches who examined cancerous ovarian tissue discovered talc fibers. Since that time, several other studies have shown an association between frequent use of powder and ovarian cancer. Medical journals have said the following about the causal connection:

• WebMD. “The use of talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Talcum powder dusted on the perineum (the area between the vagina and the anus) may reach the ovaries by entering the vagina.”

A recent asbestos report concluded that the number of people suffering from malignant mesothelioma as the result of asbestos exposure continues to surge. Studying trends in asbestos use and patients affected with asbestos related cancers in Korea, the Netherlands and Japan, experts concluded that the number of people suffering from asbestos exposure is set to increase for at least the next 30 years.

The statistics are based on the widespread use of asbestos and its incubation period. Asbestos is a mineral commercially used for several different purposes including insulation, brake pads, wiring and piping. Although its use has been severely curtailed, exposure continues and has an incubation period of 10 to 30 years. Often those exposed include laborers, factory workers, brake mechanics, plumbers and shipyard workers.

If you have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to speak to a mesothelioma law firm to obtain the critical information you need and obtain the help you deserve.
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