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I just read this.
https://globalnews.ca/news/7780841/talc-health-risk-cancer/

I had no idea.   I've always been told this is safe for babies, so it's safe for adults.   But I never liked the way it felt.  Interesting.
 
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I'm not familiar with that news site, but there is a running joke over here in the uk "Things the Daily Mail Say Causes Cancer". They pick up the most tenuous grounds and spin up a new health scare, because it sells papers.

I'm not saying that is the case here, but I am always dubious of articles like this - especially where they don't give references to where you can access the original source of the information.
 
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It is one of the top news channels in Canada. The top four have picked up the story.

Here is their source https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/chemicals-product-safety/talc.html
 
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It looks like it might be to do with asbestos content. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/talcum-powder-and-cancer.html

Asbestos free may well be safer but not particularly well researched.
 
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Michael Cox wrote:I'm not familiar with that news site, but there is a running joke over here in the uk "Things the Daily Mail Say Causes Cancer". They pick up the most tenuous grounds and spin up a new health scare, because it sells papers.

I'm not saying that is the case here, but I am always dubious of articles like this - especially where they don't give references to where you can access the original source of the information.




Thank you for not simply believing everything you read/hear!! I personally believe that is one of the biggest issues the world faces, today. That said, it's not a product I use, or even used with my babies, because this is a long known thing. I remember even when my son was a baby (he's 36, now) this was a well known thing, among many medical professionals, and those they knew. Corn starch and arrow root powder are much safer options.
 
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I wasn't aware that you could even buy talc-based poweder any more. Everything I see in the stores is made with corn starch.
 
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