Does Talc Baby Powder Cause Lung Disease, Tumors, Ovarian Cancer, Immune Problems, and Pneumonia?
www.oawstore.com One of the most widely used baby care products is baby powder. Many companies have started making a cornstarch-based baby powder, in addition to the traditional talc-based powders. However, many mothers are not aware of how dangerous talc actually is. Most of us are exposed to talc on a daily basis without realizing it. Many common cosmetics such as bath powders, perfumed body powders and baby powders have talc added to them. Also most makeup, some soaps and deodorants, as well as other items such as chalk, contain talc. The dangers of talc have been well characterized by studies that show it to be similar in structure to asbestos, a well-known cancer-causing agent. In fact talc and asbestos are virtually chemically identical. As a result of this negative press on talc, manufactures have played down the link, while doing their best to ensure their powders contain no asbestos fibers. In 1993 a US National Toxicology Program report found that cosmetic grade talc, even th