How does talcum powder enter the body?

By - July 18, 2019
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The most common cancer associated with Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder is ovarian cancer. It is believed that when a woman dusts her vagina with baby powder, the dust particles, sometimes tainted with asbestos, enter the vagina, go through the uterus through the fallopian tubes and get to the ovaries.

Scientists have located tiny talc fragments in ovary tumors, so it is a fact these particles can travel through the female sexual organs and enter the ovaries.

Another way that talcum powder can enter the body is through the lungs. When a woman dusts her body with baby powder, she may breathe in talcum powder dust contaminated with asbestos. Over time, this process can lead to mesothelioma, which is a terminal cancer of the lung lining. The asbestos particles lodge in the lungs and may cause genetic changes over the years that become cancer.

Melinda J.
Melinda J.

Editor-in-Chief of TalcumPowderSafety. Since 1999, she's worked across a multitude of areas of consumer protection including defective products, environmental issues, identity theft, predatory lending and more.

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