Harmful Effects of Talc

Everyone hates sweating, even though it is a normal part of our body functions. To reduce sweating, people especially women put baby powder in the area. Now, there are more serious warnings about common household products: baby powder, talc alias.

Research has been rumbling for more than a decade, to see if cancer cause by talcum powder. A study shows that nearly 2,000 women found an increased risk of between 20% and 30% of ovarian cancer in women who use talcum powder.

Talc is a natural mineral found in baby powder and cosmetics and other personal care products, and it is used to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and prevent rash.

As for adults, there are many uses around the genitals to prevent inflammation or sweating. However, it may have a more devastating effect.

The talc in the powder derived from the crushing, drying and grinding stone powder mined and contains minerals such as magnesium and silicon. The product is used to contain asbestos (which causes mesothelioma – rare cancer in the tissue around the lungs).

It has been suggested that the powder can cause cancer in the ovaries if the talc particles (used in the genital part or pads, or diaphragm) travel through the uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries.