If you use talc-based products to stay fresh in the genital area, ladies.....Please DON'T do it anymore.
And that goes for baby powder, which IS considered a talcum powder.
Most of us have heard about the possible link between Johnson & Johnson baby powder and ovarian cancer. Studies have been around since 1971, as well as another conducted in 1992, which found that regular use of baby powder increased the risk of developing ovarian cancer threefold.
A 2010 Harvard study concluded that talc in baby powder was cancerous to humans. And yet talcum powder remained on the market unregulated + without any warning from the manufacturer or the FDA.
Here are the 2 J&J TALC products some women blame for causing ovarian cancer, They were using the talc for personal hygiene.
You might ask, then why do we use baby powder all over our infants' bodies, if it is so dangerous?
Excellent question, for which we have no excellent answer.
In the meantime, the ovarian cancer risk for women is still up in the air.
As noted integrative medicine expert, Dr. Andrew Weil believes, it's BEST to play safe, ladies"
....."Some studies have shown a small increased risk and other investigations have shown none. However, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, classifies the use of talc-based powders on the genital region as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." Although the additional risk, if any, of ovarian cancer would be very small, the American Cancer Society suggests that women may want to avoid or limit the use of products containing talc."
We don't mean to be a "Debbie Downer," we just thought we would spread the news.
Meantime.....The first baby powder cancer lawsuit was recently won in 2013. A federal jury recently found that talcum contained in some Johnson & Johnson powders contributed to a woman's ovarian cancer.