Talc is a mineral that is used to develop the popular cosmetic and hygiene product talcum powder. Many women use it daily for feminine hygiene to deodorize and absorb moisture. Unfortunately, new research has shown that women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene have a 24% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Around 14,000 deaths can be expected in the United States next year as a result of ovarian cancer.
A Failure to Warn Women of the Risks of Talcum Powder
Talcum powder that settles in the ovaries can cause irritation, and repeated irritation may cause inflammation, which can lead to the development of cancer in those cells. The FDA has not required the talcum powder industry to label talc products with a specific warning, so people remain widely uninformed of the potential dangers of this substance.
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