What is Talc?
Talc is a mineral that is composed of different elements, mainly magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Asbestos, a dangerous substance known to cause cancer, can also be found in talc naturally.
When crushed, talc becomes talcum powder, a household item sold primarily to absorb moisture while reducing friction.
Talcum powder fibers
can take many years to fully dissipate inside the body.
How Talc Can Cause Ovarian Cancer
Women who used baby powder as part of their feminine hygiene routine may have talc particles in their ovarian tissues. Talc particles can remain in the body for years, even after talcum powder use is discontinued. The particles can cause inflammation in the ovaries that allows cancer cells to form, grow and spread.
“We the talc industry, dodged a bullet … Time to come up with more confusion!”– Industry Executive