Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer


About Talc Powder

Talc is a naturally-formed mineral that is mined around the world. Its main components are silicon, magnesium, and oxygen and it is considered the softest mineral.

Talc & Asbestos

Talc deposits have been identified in formations that include, or are located near, asbestos deposits. Because of this phenomena, asbestos-contaminated talc has been identified and documented by geologists for years.

Evidence & Litigation

Scientific studies and the World Health Organization have identified an association between long-term genital use of talc-containing powders and ovarian cancer.

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