Thursday, December 27, 2007

Talc - Good or Bad?

A word about body powders: I know many of us love perfumed powders, but please make sure yours doesn't contain talc. Cornstarch-based powder products are safer for you, and any household where small children could accidentally spill powder and inhale it should be careful with talc products (Read more about the dangers in this article: Is Talcum Powder Safe for Babies? by Robert Steele, MD). Talcum powder has also been linked to ovarian cancer, so as a woman, I would stop using it in my underwear.

Read more about the connection between talc and asbestos: Risks of Talcum Powder