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Did you know that talc (in baby powder) has been found to cause cancer?

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Did you know that talc (in baby powder) has been found to cause cancer?

Postby makkapitew38 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:23 am

"Numerous studies have shown a strong link between frequent use of talc in the female genital area and ovarian cancer. "

A lot of people recommended baby powder for use in my underwear on my period, and I appreciate the help. I just wanted to post this as a heads up to let those people know it might not be safe.

Taken from:
http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/cosmetics/talc.htm

Talc particles are able to move through the reproductive system and become imbedded in the lining of the ovary. Researchers have found talc particles in ovarian tumors and have found that women with ovarian cancer have used talcum powder in their genital area more frequently than healthy women.2

1. Do not buy or use products containing talc. It is especially important that women not apply talc to underwear or sanitary pads.
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Postby airleas » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:25 am

WHAT IN THIS WORLD DOESN"T CAUSE CANCER?????!!!!! i mean really get off the high horse and let go of the OCD, breathing the air outside causes cancer and you know what else guardasil to preven cancer has killed 21 women and severly harmed almost 10,000 people and given them imune defficiency disorders. god sittin at that computer right now is giving you radiation poisoning....did you know that!

My POINT....EVERYTHING IS SAID TO CAUSE CANCER, live in fear and dont live at all or go eat a piece of pizza have a cup of coffee and a cig and forget about it. who wants to wear diapers again any ways i'd rather suck shells than have to wear diapers cause im 80 years old and avoided all the stuff that would let me go out happy and proud of my life.

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Postby jeannette71 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:29 am

If you feel this way, don't make me have to pay for your health insurance via universal health-care.
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Postby eamonn » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:35 am

I didn't check this on snopes.com, but not sure it's true. Anyway, if you are worried, just don't use talc. Get a pad or tampon that is deoderizing and change it frequently so odor and bacteria don't build up.
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Postby weston » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:40 am

what doesn't cause cancer these days. Just being alive causes cancer for gods sake.
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