Baby powder or talcum powder is considered a basic hygiene product. It is considered as excellent moisture absorbent. It effectively reduces friction. Applying talcum powder reduces discomfort and you may feel fresher for a longer time duration.
Talcum powder can be applied to any body part. But, the regular use of talcum powder on the genital area has resulted in ovarian cancer in women. There are many shreds of evidence which shows the link between talc and ovarian cancer.
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Women with prolonged use of talcum powder are diagnosed with cancer. After this many women and their families have filed talcum powder lawsuit against companies like Johnson & Johnson for not warning the consumer about the risk associated with the product use.
There are also cases when it resulted in cancer in people who are working in mines. Mesothelioma is the name of cancer that occurs due to asbestos. Traces of this mineral in talcum powder triggered another kind of cancer also like ovarian cancer in women.
Studies have found that there is a clear association between long-term use of talcum powder on the genital part and ovarian cancer. The asbestos in talcum powder leads to ovarian cancer. Talc particles go from external genital area to the interior which results in ovarian cancer.