What Are Talc Products?

Talc is a mineral made of up various elements including magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talcum powder, which is used to absorb moisture and is widely available in various products including baby powder and adult products such as body and facial powder. Talc products regularly used in the genital area could increase the risk of ovarian cancer if the powder were to travel through the vagina, uterus and Fallopian tubes to the ovaries. As many as 10% of cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder. We are continually appalled by the lack of corporate integrity in heeding negative data and warning consumers about potentially life threatening consequences.

The National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health have advised women to immediately stop using products with talc after a recent study found an increase in ovarian cancer related to using talc products as high as 36-41%. Other studies have also shown a similarly significant use/risk correlation.