Powdering Down There With Talc: Link to Testicular Cancer
A potentially dangerous substance could be a key ingredient in a product you use every day. For centuries, cosmetics manufacturers have been incorporating talcum powder — a mineral consisting mainly of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen — in different products, including baby powder.
Talc helps absorb moisture (sweat), prevents friction and chafing, and keeps your skin cool and dry. However, talcum powder may increase your cancer risk.
How does talcum powder cause cancer?
The possible dangers of talcum powder are gaining more attention in the medical community primarily because talc contains asbestos, which is a leading cause of mesothelioma — a form of
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