On Monday, a Missouri jury ruled that Johnson & Johnson, a household name in the consumer goods industry, must pay $72 million to the family of the late Jacqueline Fox. The company’s talc-based baby powder allegedly contributed to her death from ovarian cancer, according to the Associated Press.
And while Johnson & Johnson will probably appeal the decision, the rest of us are now left wondering, “Wait—can using baby powder really cause ovarian cancer?”
Well, here’s the thing: We wish we could give you a resounding, emphatic “no way.” But the answer to this question is murky.
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