Mothers, nurses and nannies use silky white talcum powder to treat diaper rash, to absorb moisture and as a deodorant. The mineral talc, from which talcum powder is developed, is a component of popular cosmetic and personal hygiene products used by many on a daily basis. However, new research links talc to ovarian cancer, and some women are suing drug makers because of it.
What Is Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder is one of the most common hygiene products on the market. Its ability to absorb moisture and reduce rashes has contributed to its popularity amongst consumers for decades. Talcum powder is made from talc, a seemingly non-complex combination of magnesium, silicon and oxygen.