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
- Setting powder for face
- Shampoos/conditioners (particularly dry shampoos)
Common household items that contain talcum powder often include:
- Ceramic tile
- Bathroom fixtures like sinks, toilets, etc.
- Countertops (soapstone)
- Roofing materials
- 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.