researchers found talc particles embedded in a majority of the ovarian tumors investigated.
Note: Talcum powder should not be used around babies nor breathed in by anyone. Corn starch is a safe substitute substance to absorb moisture.
Talc is also added to many foods as an anti-caking agent, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted it GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status. This means it need not be approved by the FDA prior to use in food. What types of food could chalk-like talk possibly be added to? More than you might think (this is only a partial list):
Note: The average American uses 12 personal care products and/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals besides talc.
It's important to remember that your skin is your largest and most permeable organ. Just about anything you put on your skin will end up in your bloodstream and distributed throughout your body. Once these chemicals find their way into your body, they tend to accumulate over time because you typically lack the necessary enzymes to break them down.