A British lawyer named Philip Guerre warned of a “time bomb” that threatens women over the age of 40.
The danger lies in the possibility of cancer as a result of the use of talcum powder in the period of adolescence, especially the powder company Johnson & Johnson.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, “Talc powder is a ticking bomb for middle-aged women, after a link has been established with talcum powder produced by international brands with deadly cancer, while many who have been diagnosed with cancer They do not know that their disease is linked to using a talcum powder. “
Lawyer Guer described the issue of talcum powder as a “scandal” that has been revealed and will spread more widely. Thousands of women have cancer, do not know that they have talcum powder, and a large proportion of them die from the disease. Their deadly disease.
The highest percentage of women in the 1970s
Cancer patients, especially ovarian cancer, caused by the use of talcum powder in the United States have filed a lawsuit against manufacturers of this product, and now the victims of the same disease in Britain are seeking to follow suit.
The risk of baldness was highlighted after a US investor received $ 117 million in compensation in April from Johnson & Johnson for a type of cancer called mesothelioma after using talcum powder for more than 30 years.
More than 7,000 women in the United Kingdom were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015, the highest in women aged between 75 and 79 years.
Researchers at Harvard University in 2008 found that women who used talcum powder every day were 40 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer.