Avoiding Beauty Care Product Containing Talc Is The Focus of Health Experts
Mothers and people, in general, should avoid products that use talc and switch instead to those containing natural, organic cornstarch
Friday, October 16, 2020 - Experts agree that everyone should avoid products that include talc and switch instead to those containing natural, organic cornstarch, out of an abundance of caution if for no other reason. Cornstarch has all the properties one looks for in a powder smoothness, dryness, and the ability to hold fragrance, and does so without the threat of inhaling or ingesting asbestos, a known carcinogenic. Some products now label themselves "talc-free" to capitalize on the fears people have that talc contains asbestos and may cause cancer when inhaled or otherwise ingested. Cheatsheat.com answers the talc-safety question this way. "Some talc contains asbestiform fibers, which are a carcinogen and can lead to cancer. If cancer-causing ingredients in deodorant are a concern to you, consider avoiding the ingredient altogether. According to some reports, talc is not regulated in personal care products, so it's better to be safe than sorry." This brings to mind the fact that the beauty care industry as a whole is self-regulating and products offered for sale do not have to go through an FDA approval process. Several young girl's makeup products offered by Claire's Stores have been tested and found to contain asbestos. Talcum powder cancer lawsuits handled by national attorneys with vast experience and a winning track record litigating against big pharmaceutical companies offer a free no obligation consultation.
Over 20,000 men and women are suing Johnson & Johnson, Clubman, Revlon, Colgate Palmolive, and other health and beauty care product manufacturers for cancer they developed allegedly from using various talc-based beauty products. The most noteworthy from the group above is Johnson's Baby Powder which was tested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and found to be contaminated with asbestos and other elongated fibers thought to have the potential to cause cancer. Johnson & Johnson is being forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to plaintiffs with ovarian cancer and mesothelioma as a result of failing to warn them of what they have known or had an obligation to know about their product's health hazards. The company recently discontinued its multi-billion-dollar baby powder business in North America because of a lack of consumer demand, according to company spokespersons.
One should be particularly concerned about talc-based products such as Johnson's Baby Powder, which is routinely applied to a baby several times per day every day for the first two years of an infant's life. Both mother and child are exposed to a cloud of asbestos-laced dust several times per day. Another potentially deadly beauty care product is talc-based underarm or body spray deodorant. Talc-based deodorants, powders, and cosmetics could be harmful to your health because the chemicals they contain, asbestos included, are absorbed by the skin and make their way directly to the bloodstream with first being metabolized by the digestive system. Applying underarm talc-based deodorant, powdering a baby's bottom, or applying makeup, foundation and other products could expose your system to carcinogens many times per day, day after day, after day.