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!!