Disadvantages of Talcum Powder

Disadvantages of Talcum Powder

In our daily life using talcum powder is a regular habit, we must know how talcum powder is made, to made the talcum powder manufacturing companies use hydrated magnesium silicate (H2Mg3(SiO3)4) and some of the rock powders, Few manufacturing companies use natural ingredients which are not harmful. It is used to observe moisture and prevent friction from the body. 

Talcum Powder is found in:

Talcum powder is not only available in the form of powder but used in various cosmetic products like:

  • Blush
  • Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Bronzer
  • Bath bombs
  • Shower products
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Face powder
  • Foundation
  • Eye shadow
  • Lipstick
  • Face masks
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorants and others

Usage of Talcum powder can be dangerous to our health in various forms as listed below:

Excessive exposure to talcum powder many cause severe health issues and are potential to life-threating diseases irrespective of gender, age and locality.

  • It forms respiratory problems among infants
  • It may cause asthma and pneumonia
  • It also may cause general respiratory problems among all age groups

Can Talcum Powder cause Cancer?

There are various studies held in the lab as well as on humans. There are severe chances of talcum powder causing cancer especially affected in types like ovarian cancer, Lung cancer, endometrial cancer, and other chronic respiratory problems.

Studies say that talcum powder may increase the risk of ovarian cancer by 33%. There are multiple Lawsuits mounting on talcum powder brands due to its increasing causes of ill-health and mainly affecting cancer cells.


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