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Why is talc harmful?
A. Talc is closely related to the potent
carcinogen asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and
lungs of cancer victims. For the last 30 years, scientists have closely scrutinized talc
particles and found dangerous similarities to asbestos. Responding to this evidence in
1973, the FDA drafted a resolution that would limit the amount of asbestos-like fibers in
cosmetic grade talc. However, no ruling has ever been made and today, cosmetic grade talc
remains non-regulated by the federal government. This inaction ignores a 1993 National
Toxicology Program report which found that cosmetic grade talc, without any asbestos-like
fibers, caused tumors in animal subjects.1 Clearly with or without asbestos-like fibers,
cosmetic grade talcum powder is a carcinogen.
Several studies have established
preliminary links between talc and pulmonary issues, lung cancer, skin cancer and
ovarian cancer. This is a major concern considering talc's widespread commercial and
household use. However, no conclusive study has yet been made to determine either the
toxicity and/or carcinogenic nature of talc and the long history of safe use suggests that
these concerns are unfounded. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers
non-asbestiform talc, that is talc which does not contain potentially carcinogenic
asbestiform amphibole fibers, to be Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in
cosmetics. In 1993, a US National Toxicology Program report found that cosmetic grade talc
caused tumours in animals, even though it contained no asbestos-like fibres. Scientists
have been aware of the toxicity of talc since the late 1960s, and in 1971 researchers
found particles of talc embedded in 75 percent of the ovarian tumors studied
1) Hollinger (1990). "Pulmonary
toxicity of inhaled and intravenous talc.".
2) National Toxicology Program (1993). "NTP Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of
Talc (Non-Asbestiform) in Rats and Mice (Inhalation Studies).".
3) NIOSH Worker Notification Program. "Health effects of mining and milling
4) Harlow, Cramer, Bell, et al. (1992). "Perineal exposure to talc and ovarian cancer
Baby and talc powder
So, clearly talc can cause pneumonia,
inflammation (or swelling) of the airways of babies, and even death. But what about
cancer? When the link to asbestos and cancer came to light, it was noticed that a lot of
the exposure to asbestos was accompanied by other inhalable fibers and dust including
Most symptoms are
caused by accidental or repeated breathing in (inhaling) of talc dust. Breathing problems
are the most common problem.
- Bladder and kidneys
- Difficulty breathing
- Acute respirator distress
- Respiratory failure
- Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Jaundice (yellowed eyes)
- Eye irritation
- Throat irritation
- Blue skin, lips, and fingernails
- Sloughing of skin
- Yellow skin
- Heart and blood
- Low blood pressure
- Nervous system
- Lack of desire to do anything
- Twitching of the facial muscles
- Twitching of arms, hands, legs, or feet
- Whole body
Does Talc Cause Ovarian Cancer in
A case-control study published in 1997 of
313 women with ovarian cancer and 422 without this disease found that the women with
cancer were more likely to have applied talcum powder to their external genital area or to
have used genital deodorant sprays. Women using these products had a 50% to 90% higher
risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Talcum powder 'poses cancer risk to
The practice of discreetly puffing
underwear with a dab of talcum powder may be increasing women's risk of ovarian cancer.
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