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    Exclamation baby powder causing bladder cancer...

    my midwife at my last appointment was telling me that i dont need to/ shouldnt use baby powder as it can cause bladder cancer. (something about it going up the urethra)

    has any one else been told this?

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    I read on the ovarian cancer website that there's a theory that it could be linked to ovarian cancer. But that's just it - a theory. I don't think there's any hard evidence.

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    Yes it's quite well known, I think Johnson and Johnson were sued over it years ago, use only corn flour based powders as talc is toxic and apparently has asbestos like qualities, putting on baby girls especially is supposed to be really bad as it can get into the vagina and I think is why it is linked to ovarian cancer

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    When my Mum had stage 4 cervical cancer (and not from HPV), she was asked two questions: Do you smoke and do you use baby powder. She couldn't believe the 'baby powder' question as she is a powder-a-holic! She covers herself in the stuff and always has right from when she was a child.

    Whether it's a proven theory with the cervical or ovarian cancer or not, as soon as I heard that there has been 'talk' of a link with baby powder I no longer use it and especially on girls as I have.

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    How did things turn out with your mum, Uniquey?

    I do agree, I think whether the link has solid evidence or not, powder isn't necessary enough to risk it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    How did things turn out with your mum, Uniquey?

    I do agree, I think whether the link has solid evidence or not, powder isn't necessary enough to risk it.

    sorry to hear about your mum uniquey.

    once she told me, dh and i decided not to use baby powder. not worth taking risks on those sorts of things. its also not necessary (what she said)

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    my goodness, Im shocked at this!

    I was told yesterday by my cousin who is studying nursing that powder is very bad for lungs and is discouraged.

    I use it sometimes under my breasts and between my legs... maybe I should refrain?

    I use Johsnons baby powder on my little girl and Curash powder on her also!

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    I heard that too so I've switched to the cornflour one. Better safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    How did things turn out with your mum, Uniquey?
    Lovely of you to ask Benji, and thank you Mummyandbubby also.

    After a long hard road of treatment and basically every bit of her female anatomy taken/cut out she has been given the all clear. That said, you're never really out of the woods after something like that, especially when it gets to stage 4 and initially being given only a few months to live, so she has to be regularly checked.

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    I have heard it before, but it has not concerned me as I've never used powder on my kids.


 

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