Talc, the key ingredient in baby powder, is a naturally occurring mineral that is found throughout the world. Talc is a soft mineral comprised of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is normally grey, beige, white and at rare times colorless.
Particles of talc that spread to the ovaries can cause cancer cells to develop resulting in ovarian cancer. Experts estimate that nearly one in five American women applies baby powder containing talc to her genital area on a regular basis. Some ovarian cancer research studies dating back to the 1970s has noted a possible link between use of talc in the genital area and ovarian cancer. Recent studies concluded that women who use talcum powder have a 40 percent higher probability of developing ovarian cancer. In a study of more than 3,000 women, experts from Harvard Medical School in Boston found that women who used talc once per week had a 36 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. They found a 41 percent increased risk for women who used talc powder on a daily basis.
Talcum powder can be found in many daily products that are used for the body. Some common uses of talcum powder are as follows:
Additive to pads
Studies have revealed that thousands of infant deaths and serious illnesses each year have resulted from the accidental inhalation of baby powder. Exposure to children may be avoidable and hazardous.
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