Baby Powder May be Dangerous to Your Health

For a lot of people, the smell of baby powder brings back a flood of lovely memories of a time when everything was much simpler and life was grand. As it turns out baby powder, which is typically made of talc, may be the cause of health problems in later life.

Talcum powder is derived from hydrous magnesium silicate (Mg3H2(SiO3)4) which is the softest known mineral in the world. It is highly commonly in all parts of the world and used extensively in many industries such as making paper and plastic, and may be an ingredient in many common household products such rubber, paint, even food i.e. anti-caking agent in table salt.

Cosmetic grade talc is used to make talcum powder by crushing, drying, and milling it before being mixed with cosmetics or used as a loose powder to keep baby’s (and mom’s) nether regions dry and sweet-smelling. There has long been suspicion, hitherto unproven, that talcum powder use may be linked to some diseases, namely ovarian cancer, lung cancer, and pulmonary problems.

One of the issues that have come up regarding the safety of talcum powder is that talc deposits are usually found in proximity to asbestos ore. It is thought that in the mining and processing of talc, it may be contaminated with asbestos fibers, exposure to which could lead to lung cancer. However, no studies have yet found any trace of asbestos in commercial talc.

However, as suggested by talcum powder lawsuit lawyers at Williams Kherkher, there is evidence that talc particles itself may be the culprit. Cancer tissue from some women with ovarian cancer revealed the presence of talc, suggesting that the insolubility of the mineral inside the body could trigger a carcinogenic response. One study estimated that talc particles can stay in the lungs for as long as 8 years before it is dissolved.

The latest meta-analysis indicates a link between regularly using talc powder in the genital area by women and ovarian cancer. It is thought that talc particles travel up the woman’s genital tract into the body and irritates the tissue, causing an inflammation that can encourage cancer growth.

Boating Accidents

Commercial fishing and aquaculture is an extremely lucrative business for companies on the eastern seaboard and gulf coasts. Oil companies also take advantage of offshore drilling in these areas. Close proximity to bodies of water also gives people an opportunity to enjoy, floating, boating, fishing, and water sports. Lakes and rivers are popular destinations for people enjoying vacations and holiday weekends. According to boating resource websites, the ten most popular states for boating and water recreation are Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, New York, Louisiana, Washington, Delaware, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Unfortunately, boating accidents account for many of the injuries that happen in bodies of water. The majority of these boating accidents are caused by drivers that are under the influence. BUI accidents often result in serious injury and sometimes death since boats provide little external protection for passengers. The Boating Safety Resource Center (BSRC), a division of the U.S. Coast Guard, cites July as the most deadly month for boating accidents. The BSRC mentions that in addition to alcohol use, other common factors that contribute to boating crashes are operator inattention, operation inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and navigation rules violation.

Additional complications from boating often result from mechanical failure or defective parts. According to the website of Habush, Habush, and Rottier S.C. ®, whenever someone sustains a personal injury due to an accident, the recovery process can be expensive and frustrating. If injury occurs due to someone else’s negligence, injured parties can be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and time spent away from work. In these cases, people will hire a lawyer to claim the money that they deserve.

Protection from Rollover Accidents

Cars at the highest risk for rollover accidents are SUVs, trucks, and any other standard-sized vehicle with a high center of gravity. In addition to relating directly to the car’s individual center of gravity, rollover risk is also related to the width between tires. When the right and left tires are further apart, the car has more stability when turning. Rollover accidents have an especially high mortality rate compared to other crashes because of the head and spinal trauma that drivers and passengers are liable to experience.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) 10,000 people are killed in rollover accidents annually. Rollover accidents account for one-third of all passenger fatalities. According to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, common causes for car accidents are reckless driving, drunk driving, speeding, and mechanical defects. Fortunately, wearing a seatbelt has been shown to effectively protect drivers and passengers involved in rollover accidents. As rollover accidents increase the potential for bodily harm, they also increase the potential for expensive damage to the car. If someone else’s actions caused your car to roll over, their insurance company will likely be the one responsible for repairing or replacing your car. This is simply how car insurance is supposed to work. For more information on this type of compensation, visit Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®.

Designing a sturdy roof is a common protective measure that designers and engineers take in order to keep drivers and passengers of high-risk vehicles safe. Severe rollover damage may be the responsibility of the car manufacturer. The cause of damage resulting from severe roof crushes could be due to defective roof material, roof pillar failure, seatbelt failure, or even faulty design. The NHTSA has created a rating system to test how a particular car can withstand a rollover accident. The rating system is part of the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The safety rating system has been evolving for years and provides buyers with useful information about various vehicle makes and models.

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