Talc is generally considered safe for external uses, the substance has been found to be carcinogenic when inhaled or used on the genitals. Researchers say talc particles expose to the genitals may enter the female reproductive system and migrate to the ovaries.
Because talc is insoluble with water, talc particles the reach the ovaries may remain intact for decades. Talc particles cause inflammation in the ovaries, increasing cell proliferation and leading to damage to DNA.
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Talc is also a common ingredient in various cosmetic items. In addition to its use in user and baby health products, the powder is used in manufacturing in various industries, including paint, rubber, paper, ceramics, electrical cables, chalk, food and medicine.
Talcum powder is popular as a bath and body product and for baby care because of its ability to absorb moisture.
Talcum powder has traditionally been the main ingredient of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, which is used for infants and children to prevent diapers.
Most manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, have replaced talc in their powder products with alternatives such as cornflour or arrow powder, mostly for fear of respiratory problems. However, in recent decades there has been evidence that powder can contribute to the development of ovarian cancer in women who have used it in the perineum (groin) or genitals.