Some studies have found that women who regularly use talc on their genital area face up to a 40 per cent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Other research however has shown either no link or a weak link between cancer the product and most major health groups have declared talc harmless.
But the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies genital use of talc as “possibly carcinogenic”. That has not been confirmed.
People using talc on a daily basis need to be held accountable as well. If someone has been using talc since they were 11 years old and 30 years later they have ovarian cancer then they have possibly contributed to cancer development. What is interesting, nothing is said that is was categorically the ‘talc’ that caused the cancer? What if this cancer was hormone dependent?
Some safer options may be:
- Arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
- Baking soda
- Oat flour
- Natural kaolin clay, bentonite clay, and cornstarch