Asbestos found in Talcum Powder
Talcum Powder or “Baby Powder, is a product that has been, or currently is being used in almost every household in Australia.
Imagine the thought of using a Talc containing asbestos on your new born!!
Here is a list of the Talcum Power brands that are known to contain asbestos.
Bauer and Black Baby Talc
Cashmere Bouquet Body Talc
Clubman Talcum Powder
Coco Chanel After Bath Powder
Coty Airspun Face Powder
Desert Flower Dusting Powder
English Leather After Shave Talc
Faberge Brut Talc
Friendship Garden talcum powder
Mennen Shave Talc
Old Spice Talcum Powder
Yardley Invisible Talc
Yardley Black Label Baby Powder
ZBT Baby Powder with Baby Oil
When you think of asbestos containing products, you typically imagine construction materials. Tiles, flooring, insulation and fireproofing material all come to mind. But baby powder?
It sounds odd, but baby powder is actually very close in chemical composition to asbestos. This is because it contains talc. Talc has been shown to often contain asbestos. Products such as baby powder, feminine hygiene products and even cosmetics contain talc. Because powder is often used on the genitals of both babies and adults, it has been linked to the development of ovarian cancer. Studies in this area have not been conclusive, but it is probably best to avoid talc altogether to be safe.
Now, what is it that makes the main ingredient in baby powder—talc—so similar to asbestos? It has something to do with the way it is made. Talc is a mineral and is made into a powder by crushing and milling the rocks. Very small fibers can be present in the powder that remains.
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