That old-fashioned powder trick could give you cancer
For decades, it’s been a morning routine for lots of women.
After they shower, they “freshen up” with talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
You do it for years without ever thinking twice.
But ladies, it turns out that one, simple morning ritual may come with a higher price than you’ve ever been warned about. Because talc – a critical component of talcum powder – could actually put you on the fast track to ovarian cancer.
In a recent study, Brigham & Women’s Hospital reviewed the cases of just over 2,000 women with ovarian cancer and a smaller group of women who were cancer-free.
The women who regularly sprinkled a dusting of powder had a 33 percent higher chance of developing ovarian cancer than those who didn’t.
And this study is just the latest. Studies linking talc to ovarian cancer have been conducted since the early 70s, where a small study in Britain analyzed 13 ovarian tumors and found traces of talc in 10 of them.
That’s right – there’s actually talc IN THE TUMORS, because even if you’re only applying the powder on the outside of your private areas (or onto the fabric of your underthings), it can travel inside you.
It’s the same reason that Johnson & Johnson warns not to use the powder near a baby’s face – because it travels, and it can easily be breathed in, at which point it becomes a POISON.
But you know where the safety warnings DON’T tell you to stay away from? Your feminine parts, where it could lead to ovarian cancer!
An estimated 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year. As much as 10 percent of them could be somehow linked to talc use.
If you’re still using talc-based baby powder each morning, your best bet is to ditch it right away for a talc-free brand (you won’t have any trouble finding one).
Because the small, daily benefits of talc just aren’t worth the serious, long-term risks you may be facing down the road.