Talc powder is mainly made of talc, a mineral containing elements of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. The powder is used in baby and face powder, cosmetics and other consumer goods, absorbs moisture and can be used to reduce skin abrasion.
Although used extensively for decades, talcum powder is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer in some women. You must be careful while using any product.
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Although powder can contain asbestos – a carcinogenic substance – in its natural form, consumer goods containing powder have been free of asbestos since the 1970s. However, the researchers found that even modern products containing asbestos-free powder can increase the risk of ovarian cancer when used in the genital area.
When powder is applied in private parts, it enters a woman's uterus and fallopian tubes, causing irritation and an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
In addition to baby powder, products used in the genital area that may contain powder include: