LOS ANGELES, CA - A California woman was awarded $417 million after a jury found baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. She sued Johnson & Johnson saying that "talc" in the baby powder was to blame for her disease. Yesterday a jury agreed, awarding her 417-million dollars. More than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson - claiming "talc" caused ovarian cancer. Many women reportedly sprinkle baby powder on their inner thighs to prevent chafing, or may use it on their sanitary pads or underwear for its drying and freshening effects.
Johnson & Johnson says their baby powder is safe - and is appealing the decision.