What To Know…
– Baby powder was determined to cause cancer this year.
When I was a year old in 1971, a paper was published saying that talc, (“talcum powder”), was present in 75% of ovarian cancer tumors…
Then, further research was published in 2000 showing that it was possible for talcum powder to cause cancer….
Finally, in 2017, a jury awarded a whopping $417 million dollar judgment against the makers of Johnson’s baby powder, linking it to ovarian cancer. Lawyers argued that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the link between talc and cancer, but didn’t inform the public about the risk. Close to 5000 similar lawsuits are still pending.
So…. 1971 is when the talc risks were raised, but a legal judgment wasn’t handed down until 46 years later.
I guarantee that the alternative medicine community was warning people about these risks throughout those four decades. I further guarantee that they were called “quacks” for doing so.
And how about mercury amalgam dentistry fillings? According to the FDA’s own website, mercury has been used to fill cavities for 150 years, has been used by hundreds of millions of patients, all of whom are exposed to “low levels of mercury vapor that can be inhaled and absorbed by the lungs”. They further say that mercury exposure is “exposure with adverse effects in the brain and the kidneys”.
YET…”FDA considers [mercury] amalgam fillings safe for adults and children ages 6 and above”!!