ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A St. Louis jury hears opening arguments in the case of a California woman who blames her ovarian cancer on Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder.

The woman will testify that she would have not used the product had Johnson and Johnson put a warning label on it.

Her attorneys say Johnson and Johnson knew for years that talcum powder was a “possible carcinogen,” but kept the information from the public.

Attorneys for Johnson and Johnson told the jury the evidence will show there is no scientific link between talc and cancer. And they say it’s a mineral found in many consumer products – chewing gum, antacids and rice.

KMOX’s Kevin Killeen was there:

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