Holy Hormones Journal: Angelina Jolie -did you read this? Doubts about the safety of talcum powder have been around since the 1970’s – and this according to the FDA? So where does one find talc? Baby powder is the most obvious. Feminine hygiene products the second…. being fresh at what and whose cost? Antacids, pesticides, and crayons. Talc is used in smaller quantities in deodorants, chalk, crayons, textiles, soap, insulating materials, paints, asphalt filler, paper, and in food processing. No doubt that chemicals affect women’s hormone and reproductive health.
How about a new concept – being fresh by being healthy? Decades of feminine hygiene ads have gotten women into yet another mess. The manufacturers do not care. Yet another profit making scheme on our pelvic goldmines.
Women who regularly use talcum powder increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 24%
- Particles applied to genital area travel into the body causing inflammation, ‘allowing cancer cells to flourish’
- 40% of women are said to regularly use talcum powder
- Using talcum powder on other parts of the body is not thought to increase ovarian cancer risk
By Pat Hagan
PUBLISHED: 12:03 EST, 18 June 2013
Forty per cent of women are thought to use talc daily for intimate personal hygiene.
But the researchers warned that talcum particles can travel into a woman’s body and cause inflammation, which allows cancer cells to flourish.
Several previous studies have investigated the link between the powder and tumours.
Some have detected links with ovarian and womb cancer but others have proved inconclusive.
In the latest probe, doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, U.S., pooled data from eight separate studies to try and come up with a definitive answer.
Powder particles applied to the genital area can travel into a woman’s body and trigger inflammation, which allows cancer cells to flourish
More than 6,000 women a year in the UK are diagnosed with cancer of the ovaries.
The disease accounts for about five per cent of cancer deaths in women. It’s sometimes known as a ‘silent killer’ because for many victims symptoms only appear once it is already fairly advanced.
The main risk factors include a family history of the disease, having already had breast cancer and starting periods at a young age.
Researchers stressed the results only apply to talcum powder used in the genital area and not the rest of the body.
Some studies suggest the risks are greatest in the estimated one in ten Caucasian women with a certain genetic profile.
Women carrying a gene called glutathione S-transferase M1, or GSTM1, but lacking a gene called glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1), are nearly three times as likely to develop ovarian tumours.
Talc in Cosmetics What do talc and asbestos have in common? they are both minerals… except one is carcinogenic.. questions about the potential contamination of talc with asbestos have been raised since the 1970s.