Talc in its natural form has been known to contain asbestos. Asbestos, when inhaled or entered into the human body, has been recognized by the American Cancer Society as carcinogenic, can cause cancer.

A number of talcum powder cancer lawsuits have been filed in the courts by victims seeking compensation for serious health conditions caused by asbestos poisoning.

Risks associated with the powder link to ovarian cancer and respiratory complications for both infants and adults. Evidence suggests that powder manufacturers have known of this risk since as early as the 1980s.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends to not use the powder with a baby due to the health risks that differ from those for women.

Image Source: Google

For woman:

The risk of developing ovarian cancer believed to be caused by an extended application of powder in the genital area

For Babies:

Risk of lung damage or develop severe respiratory problems

Occurs when the talcum powder is inhaled unintentionally

The attention that must be taken who use talcum powder includes:

Limit the use of powder

Use in a well-ventilated room

Reducing the amount applied

Women must not use in their genital area

Attention for use in infants:

Apply in a ventilated room

Always keep away from the baby's face

Carefully pour a small amount, far from where the baby can’t inhale it