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We’re using talcum powder
Talcum powder, commonly known as baby powder, is the white powder many parents apply on babies’ diaper area. This practice has been around for decades and it’s still fairly popular in our country.
If you’re doing this or if you know somebody still using talcum powder, stop immediately.
Multiple studies published in the journal Epidemiology discovered that using baby powder in the genitalia area can increase the risk of ovarian cancer by 33%. Furthermore, this study also found that talcum powder can increase endometrial cancer risks by 24%.
Specialists believe talc is to blame; this is the mineral mainly used to make talcum powder and it can be contaminated with asbestos – a dangerous carcinogen.
Captain’s Tip: Nowadays, there are literally thousands of baby care alternatives you may find on the market, including creams and oils. As long as you choose a healthy option, your baby will stay safe and healthy.