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Talc is one of the most common formulations used by women all over the world, both for them in particular and for their children, but experts and government organizations have warned of the danger of this dust and of the increased risk of cancer.
The Canada Environment and Climate Change investigated the effects of inhalation or the intake of talc on the skin and issued a warning report on its risks.
The study examined 29 studies, 21 of which confirmed a link between ovarian cancer and skin exposure in the "sensitive zone" of females to talcum powder, reported the Sun.
The report also revealed that inhalation of dust can lead to respiratory problems, such as cirrhosis or "scarring" of the lungs.
The powder consists of talc, a clay mineral consisting of silicon, magnesium and oxygen.
The most common types of talc are asbestos, or asbestos, a substance known to cause lung cancer when inhaled, which is why all talc products in the United States have been asbestos-free. from the seventies of the last century.
In July, the court ordered Johnson & Johnson, a talc producer, to pay £ 3.6 billion to 22 women, believing they had developed ovarian cancer after using the powder for years.