With Johnson & Johnson and their baby powder being linked to ovarian cancer, one might wonder what they can use in place of the classic baby powder.
Though Johnson & Johnson is insisting a correlation between their baby powder and ovarian cancer, a Missouri court ordered the company to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. It was decided that her 50-year habit of applying the powder daily contributed to her death.
So, if you use baby powder religiously and are concerned for your health, are there any alternatives? You bet!
Find it in the baking aisle at your local grocery store. Cornstarch has the same consistency, or grain, as baby powder, and it does a fine job of absorbing wetness.
Arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
If you’ve done or doing the paleo diet, you’re familiar with both of these. They are all-natural starches that are an alternative to talc powder. Both are used as alternatives to flour and cornstarch.
Commonly used as a deodorizer in fridges, pantries, and bathrooms across the country, baking soda is a ready alternative to talc. It helps to absorb wetness, but it also deodorizes.
Slightly coarser than the alternatives above, oat flour also works as an alternative.
Commercial products combine one or more of the above with essential oils, providing for a pleasant smell and soothing application.
Try Burt’s Bees Baby Dusting Powder, Honeybee Gardens Deodorant Powder, and Nature’s Baby Dusting Powder to name a few.
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and believe it may be related to the use of talc or baby powder, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the “Strong Arm” attorneys at the law offices of John Foy & Associates. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.