Is talcum powder safe?
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Is talcum powder safe?

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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Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
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Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian 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. 

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