Are your cosmetics or feminine hygiene products killing you?

Cosmetic talcum powder, which is made up of more than 90 per cent mineral talc, is used in a range of beauty products.

These include eyeshadows, baby powders and feminine hygiene products. Talc is favoured for its ability to help a product stick to the skin and for its translucency.


The U.S. FDA consider cosmetic-grade talc to be safe, but in 1993 the National Toxicology Programme (NTP) in Britain found that rats exposed to cosmetic-grade talc via inhalation developed a range of inflammatory lung disorders, including cancer of the lungs and rare adrenal cancers.


In addition, eight studies have indicated a 30 to 60 per cent increase in the risk of developing ovarian cancer in women using talc-based body powder in the genital region.


The IARC has concluded that using talc-based body powder in this region is possibly carcinogenic to humans.

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