Does Talcum Powder cause cancer?

Baby powder and cancer in the same headline?  We did the research so you dont have to. Over the last few years several Talcum powder manufacturers faced litigation over claims that the Talc baby powders or Talcum products contained traces of asbestos.  Asbestos if inhaled is known to scar the lungs and exposure especially long…

There are Powders with NO Talcum

Non-Talcum powders have been on the market for many years.  Cornstarch based baby powder is readily available.  There are many manufacturers from the big players that anyone can recognize to smaller specialty product companies that make Talc Fee alternative powder. 

What to use instead of Baby Powder ?

1st lets be clear why you are asking this.  If your primary concern is that you heard Talcum based baby powder is bad then you should know many manufacturers of powder also make a cornstarch based NON-Talc alternative with the same general formulas.  Check out this Post (Are there powders without Talcum ). However if…

Is Baby Powder bad for you?

There is currently not enough scientific evidence to say whether Talcum Powder usually sold as Baby Powder is bad for you or not.  There are a couple main concerns that cause some to avoid Talc powder based products. The main concern is that Talcum or Talc is mined.  The Talcum is then processed into a…

Talcum Powder Uses

Baby Powder usually contains Talcum or Talc.  However Talcum Powder is also widely used in many cosmetic facial products.  Many Adult Body Powders also contain Talc.  These powders which are made from Talc is a mineral that is derived from mining.  Talc consists of the elements of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen.  The purpose of creating…