Recent Developments on Talc Cancer Litigations
Talc is a naturally occurring clay mineral mined in many places worldwide and used for various purposes. Chemically, it is a hydrated magnesium silicate. The raw mineral is very soft and powders easily, which has led to its use as a solid lubricant (similar to powdered graphite). It also has astringent, drying, and deodorizing properties that have long made it popular in cosmetic uses. These cosmetic uses have resulted in talc cancer litigation in recent years, and this litigation continues to move forward on several fronts with some important recent developments.