Can Talcum Powder Cause Endometrial Cancer? Read This Research

Updated at: Aug 10, 2020
Can Talcum Powder Cause Endometrial Cancer? Read This Research

Can The Use Of Talcum Powder Pose Threat To Life?

Tavishi Dogra
LatestWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Aug 10, 2020

Talcum powder has been used for centenaries! It is used to dry and dust a baby’s bottom, do you know why? Because clearly after a bowel movement, the use of talcum powder was thought to do the magic of wiping out foul smell and remains of water. But, have you ever noticed about the toxicity level that components in a talcum powder have? Even though it is talked much among doctors, it is still the central element in a lot of feminine hygiene products as well as baby powders.

What Usage Of Talcum Powder Can Cause?


Talc or talcum powder can lead to the lungs becoming inflamed (when inhaled). Do you know that talcum powder is composed of small particles? If you use talc to dry a baby’s bottom, she/he may immediately smell and fall sick (the dust). Numerous doctors have proclaimed the deaths of children because of their exposure to talcum powder. Some symptoms that your baby may have breathed talc include fast and shallow breathing, coughing, blue tint to the skin, involuntary movement in the arms, legs and convulsions.

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  • Talcum Powder And Endometrial Cancer: A research carried by Dr Stalo Karageorgi and collaborators of Harvard School of Public Health and issued in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention found a connection between the use of talcum powder and endometrial cancer. Women who used talcum powder regularly as well as post-menopausal women who used talc ran the highest chance of contracting endometrial cancer.

  • Talcum Powder And Lung Cancer: According to MedlinePlus, a man/woman runs a significant chance of growing cancer or lung problems if his/her work requires a lot of exposure to talcum powder. The connection between the use of talcum powder for lung cancer and cosmetic purposes has not been established arbitrarily.

Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer

According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition, the use of feminine hygiene products that include talcum powder puts a lady at a growing danger for ovarian cancer. The talcum powder can go through the reproductive system of a lady and lodge in the ovaries’ covering. However,  despite the crisis, 1 in 5 ladies use talcum powder as a means of managing feminine hygiene. The chance of ovarian cancer from use of talc, The American Cancer Society notes, happens when to prevent pregnancy, a lady goes through tubal ligation.

If you feel a severe side-effect upon the use of talc, visit the doctor now.

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