Category: Health Dangers

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FDA Holds Public Meeting on Testing for Asbestos in Talc

The talcum powder industry’s self-regulating days may be over. Increased national concern over asbestos in talcum powder propelled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to unite regulators, experts, and industry personnel at a recent public meeting. This came in response to the agency’s recommendations for more precise, standardized, and strict testing of talc-based cosmetics and…

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New Study Links Talcum Powder Asbestos to Rare Cancer

Talcum Powder Asbestos Only Link to Rare Cancer in New Study A new study published in October 2019 by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine highlights the risk of talcum powder, which may contain trace amounts of cancer-causing asbestos. The study looked at 33 people with mesothelioma, a fatal cancer caused only by asbestos…

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What to Know About Your Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is usually a fatal condition unless it is caught early. If treatment begins when the cancer is still in its early stages, survival rates are very high. Unfortunately, most cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their later stages. It’s important to learn about ovarian cancer risk factors and receive regular screenings to…

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Protecting Children From Talcum Powder Exposure

Repeated exposure to talcum powder products can result in health problems. Parents should be cautious about using talc-based products around their children. Due to the recent media attention regarding asbestos in Johnson & Johnson® baby powder and Claire’s makeup, many parents are concerned about the health of their children. Numerous children were exposed to these…

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How Are Talc Products Regulated and Tested for Safety?

With so much recent concern over the talc product safety, many people are wondering how is it that talc can be dangerous? Isn’t it tested for safety? But, while the FDA can step in after a product is proven to be hazardous, the companies are free to test the safety of their products, and the…

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Which Forms of Talc Cosmetics Are Dangerous to My Health?

Talc is a naturally occurring mineral that appears in many cosmetics and personal hygiene products. However, while talc in cosmetics products is fairly prevalent, they’re not always safe to use. With the recent news about talc causing ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, many women are checking the ingredients in their cosmetics and products carefully. According to…

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