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Bijna iedereen gebruikt Talkpoeder, vaak bevat Talkpoeder, Asbest en diverse Chemicalien, die bij intensief gebruik, oa, huid irritatie kunnen veroorzaken. Diverse ziekenhuizen hebben nu de Chemisch samen gestelde Talkpoeder vervangen voor Natuurlijk samengestelde Talkpoeder. In het dagelijkse leven proberen we te ontkomen aan milieuziektes, en zo weinig mogelijk chemische produkten te gebruiken. Diverse chemische stoffen kunnen " celveranderingen "in de organen veroorzaken. Bestudeer altijd het etiket voordat je iets koopt.

Alie Kiewiet

Omdat ik al eerder talkpoeder tegenkwam even gespit op internet en onderstaande info gevonden


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,[1] lung cancer,[2][3] skin cancer and ovarian cancer.[4] 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 talc.". (historical)
4) Harlow, Cramer, Bell, et al. (1992). "Perineal exposure to talc and ovarian cancer risk.

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 talc.,,3q5k,00.html


Most symptoms are caused by accidental or repeated breathing in (inhaling) of talc dust. Breathing problems are the most common problem.

  • Bladder and kidneys
  • Lungs
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Acute respirator distress
    • Respiratory failure
  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
    • Jaundice (yellowed eyes)
    • Eye irritation
    • Cough
    • Throat irritation
  • Skin
    • Blisters
    • Rash
    • Blue skin, lips, and fingernails
    • Sloughing of skin
    • Yellow skin
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Heart and blood
    • Low blood pressure
    • Convulsions
    • Collapse
  • Nervous system
    • Drowsiness
    • Lack of desire to do anything
    • Coma
    • Twitching of the facial muscles
    • Twitching of arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Whole body
    • Fever

Does Talc Cause Ovarian Cancer in Humans?

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 women'

The practice of discreetly puffing underwear with a dab of talcum powder may be increasing women's risk of ovarian cancer.

Wetenschappelijk studies

Coggiola M, Bosio D, Pira E, Piolatto PG, La Vecchia C, Negri E, Michelazzi M, Bacaloni A. An update of a mortality study of talc miners and millers in Italy. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2003; 44:63-9.

Cook LS, Kamb ML, Weiss NS. Perineal powder exposure and the risk of ovarian cancer. Am J Epidemiol 1997; 145:459-465.

Gertrg DM, Hunter DJ, Cramer DW, Colditz GA, Speizer FE, Willett WC, Hankinson SE. Prospective study of talc use and ovarian cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst; 2000: 92:249-252.

Harlow BL, Cramer DW, Bell DA, Welch WR. Perineal exposure to talc and ovarian cancer risk. Obstet Gynecol 1992; 80: 19-26.

Hartge P, Stewart PA. Occupation and ovarian cancer: a case-control study in the Washington DC metropolitan area, 1978-1981. J Occup Med 1994; 36: 924-927.

Honda Y, Beall C, Delzell E, Oestenstad K, Brill I, Matthews R. Mortality among workers at a talc mining and milling facility. Ann Occup Hyg. 2002; 46:575-85.

Huncharek M, Geschwind JF, Kupelnick B. Perineal application of cosmetic talc and risk of invasive epithelial ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis of 11,933 subjects from sixteen observational studies. Anticancer Res. 2003; 23:1955-60.

Mills PK, Riordan DG, Cress RD, Young HA. Perineal talc exposure and epithelial ovarian cancer risk in the Central Valley of California. Int J Cancer. 2004; 112:458-64.

Thomas TL, Stewart PA. Mortality from lung cancer and respiratory disease among pottery workers exposed to silica and talc. Am J Epidemiol 1987; 125: 35-43.




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