London: Women, who regularly powder their genitals with talc, may be at an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according a new study, says ANI. The Brigham and Women’s Hospital study of 2,041 women with ovarian cancer and 2,100 free of the disease about their talcum powder use found that those, who routinely applied talc to their genitals, sanitary napkins, tampons and underwear, had a 33 per cent higher risk of ovarian cancer, the Daily Mail reported.  This research comes a week after a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 72 million dollars in damages to the family of a woman who allegedly died of the disease after using their baby powder. Lead author Daniel Cramer, who first linked genital talc to ovarian cancer in 1982, told Reuters that there must be warning labels on talcum powder as this is an easily modified risk factor.

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