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Talcum Powder vs Dusting Powder vs Baby Powder- What’s the Difference?
Fifty years ago, there was only one powder- Talcum Powder. Whether you bought Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder or Passion by Elizabeth Taylor Perfumed Powder, all powders on the market contained crushed talc as their main ingredient. But in recent years, talc has come under fire vis a vis thousands of lawsuits claiming that talcum powders have contributed to cancer. 
What to use instead of Talcum Powder- The Top Alternatives to Talc
If you’re concerned about recent litigation claiming that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder contributed to ovarian cancer, you’re not alone. Many large retailers pulled the iconic powder from their shelves last October after a sample tested positive for asbestos.
The Best Alternatives to Talcum Powder and Where to Buy Them

You’ve probably heard it’s hard to get talcum powder without an added dose of asbestos. (If you want to know the full story, check it out here.) So if you’re looking for a new powder brand that is talc-free, we have some great resources for you!

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
It depends on who you ask. Johnson & Johnson, currently embroiled in thousands of lawsuits over its talc-containing Baby Powder, says that its talcum powder does not cause cancer. By itself, talc is generally regarded as safe by the US FDA. The problem is that talc is found in geological formations commingled with deposits of white asbestos ore. 
Is talcum powder safe to use?
You may have noticed that talc is the newest commonplace cosmetic ingredient to get axed from shelves across the nation. Despite decades of keeping it’s dirty talc secrets hushed, titan health and pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson is finally getting called to task over what’s been creeping into its most popular commercial product. But that’s the middle of the story. Let’s start at the beginning.

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