Harvard Medical School in Boston have studied 3,000 women & found that women who use talcum powder every day are 40% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.  Those using it once a week raised the risk by 36%.  Talc is made from hydrous magnesium silicate which is thought may cause internal inflammation which could lead to ovarian cancer.  Published in ‘Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention’  Journal.


Do people still use talc? I’m not sure. I would imagine it’s a bit old-fashioned. I you do, let me know and I’ll try to source an alternative. Certainly please don’t use it on babies!!

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