Talcum Powder Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
Talcum powder is made primarily from talc, a mineral containing the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Used in baby and facial powders, cosmetics, and other consumer products, talc absorbs moisture and can be used to reduce chafing against the skin. But despite its wide use for decades, talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in some women.
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Talc and Ovarian Cancer
Although talc can contain asbestos—a cancer-causing substance—in its natural form, consumer products containing talc have been asbestos-free since the 1970s. But researchers have noted that even modern, asbestos-free products containing talc may increase the risk of ovarian cancer when used in the genital area. Talc doesn’t break down in the body and can travel through a woman’s vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes into her ovaries, causing irritation and increasing the risk of ovarian cancer.
In addition to baby powder, products used in the genital area that may contain talc include:
- Sanitary napkins
- Vaginal deodorants
Based on current research, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies the genital use of talc-based body powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Protecting Your Rights
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This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the International Agency for Research on Cancer.