Important Facts About the Safety of Talc

Baby Powder i.e. made from cosmetic talc, has been a staple of baby care rituals and adult skin care and makeup routines worldwide for over a century. The most common cosmetic applications for talc are face, body and baby powders, but it’s also used as an ingredient in colour cosmetics, soap, toothpaste, antiperspirant, chewing gum and drug tablets. You can browse the web, if you want info about talcum powder cancer lawsuit.

Talc, also known as talcum powder, is a naturally occurring mineral that is highly stable, chemically inert and odourless.

To help further highlight the safety profile of cosmetic talc, here are four key scientific and clinical facts about the mineral:

Fact #1: Since the 1970s, talc i.e. used in consumer products has been required to be asbestos-free, so JOHNSON’s talc products do not contain asbestos, a substance classified as cancer-causing.

Fact #2: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which identifies potential risk factors for many diseases, has not identified talc as a risk factor for ovarian cancer.

Fact #3: Two widely accepted studies that followed women over a lengthy period of time—the Nurses’ Health Study by the Harvard School of Public Health (published in 2009) and the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Cohort by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (published in 2014)—found no association between talc and ovarian cancer.

Fact #4: An extensive review of all data on talc safety that was published in 2015 by the independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel concluded “talc is safe in the present practices of use and concentration described in this safety assessment.” 

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