Hidden Dangers of Talc Powder

March 10, 2016

Talcum powder consisting of talc minerals, and talc mineral is composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talc powder containing asbestos, a substance that can encourage lung cancer if inhaled over long periods. Here are some hidden dangers of talc powder:

Hidden Dangers of Talc Powder

Lung Cancer

Most of the talc powder on the market are free of asbestos, but they still can cause lung cancer due to other mineral deposits, such as radon.

Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder has been linked to the increasing number of patients of ovarian cancer. Some women have been known to suffer from ovarian cancer due to intake of talcum powder in large quantities for a long time.

Other Cancer

Talcum powder is also often associated with increased risk of several other cancers, such as endometrial cancer and uterine cancer. Both types of cancer are more common in women who have passed through their fertile period. Not only endometrial cancer and uterine cancer, talcum powder is also blamed as one cause of stomach cancer.

Some experts have suggested to us to avoid excessive use of talcum powder.


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