What Types of Products Contain Talcum Powder?

By - July 8, 2019
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Talcum powder is often found as a main ingredient in the following cosmetics/beauty products:

  • Baby powders
  • Medicated foot or body powders
  • Scented body powders
  • Eye shadow
  • Blush
  • Setting powder for face
  • Antiperspirants/deodorants
  • Shampoos/conditioners (particularly dry shampoos)
  • Lotions/creams
  • Lipstick
  • Mascara

Common household items that contain talcum powder often include:

  • Ceramic tile
  • Bathroom fixtures like sinks, toilets, etc.
  • Dinnerware
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Countertops (soapstone)
  • Roofing materials
  • Insecticides
  • Cleaning products
  • Chewing gum

A sterilized talc powder is used in medicine during pleurodesis procedures to prevent fluid from building up between the lungs and the thoracic wall.

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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