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Talcum Powder and Cancer

Talcum powder is made of talc, a mineral that consists mainly of the elements silicon, magnesium, and oxygen. It absorbs moisture well and keeps skin dry, reduces friction, and prevents rashes. It is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and face powder, as well as in a number of other consumer products.

In their original form, some talc contains asbestos, a substance known to cause cancer in and around the lungs when inhaled. If you are suffering from ovarian cancer due to the use of talcum powder, then you may get the help of Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits.   

In 1976, Cosmetics, Toiletries and Perfumes Association (CTFA), a trade association for the cosmetics and personal care products industry, issued voluntary guidelines that state that in the United States, all powder used in cosmetic products must be free from detectable amounts of asbestos.

Most of the concerns about a possible link between talc and cancer focus on:

Do people who have been exposed to powder particles for a long time, such as Talc miner, have a higher risk of lung cancer than breathing.

Are women who regularly use powder in the genital area at a higher risk of ovarian cancer?

Does talcum powder cause cancer?

When talking about whether talc is linked to cancer or not, it is important to distinguish between talc containing asbestos and talc which is asbestos-free. It is widely believed that talc, which contains asbestos, causes cancer if inhaled.