What is Talc? What Products Contain Talc?

What is Talc?

Talc is a natural mineral mined from earth made up of magnesium, silicon, oxygen and hydrogen. It can be crushed up into a white colored powder that people call Talcum Powder. Talc is included in a wide range both industrial and consumer products because of its unique quality to absorb and lubricate.

Talc Within Cosmetics

Ever look at the ingredients in your makeup products? You may see talc on your label - but why? Since talc has properties of moisture absorbtion, makeup manufacturers add this ingreident to eliminate facial oils. osmetics to help absorb facial oils, in baby powder to absorb moisture from the skin or even in

Types of Cosmetics that Contain Talc


Facial Powders








Eye Shadow

Why is There a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Tens of thousands of families claim the talc in baby powder causes cancer. The talcum powder lawsuit claims that manufacturers such as Johnson and Johnson knew their talc was contaiminated by abestos and could cancer but did nothing to warn the consumer. Johnson and Johnson faces nearly 35,000 cases for absestos contamination of talc products.


In June 2021, the U.S Supreme Court rejected Johnson and Johnsons request for the court to overturn a $2.1 billion lawsuit in Missouri awarding 22 women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A voluntary recall was issued by Johnson and Johnson on October 18, 2019 for one lot of its baby powder after a U.S. Food and Drig Administration test found trace levels of asbestos contamination.

Talc Lawsuit

People who have used a talcum powder product and developed cancer such as a Ovarian or Mesothelioma may be eligible for a talcum powder lawsuit. Johnson and Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Products are talc products involved in the lawsuit. If you or a someone you know used Talc and later got cancer see if you qualify for compensation.

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