"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.
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.