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    Yes I've heard this before, especially for girls. But it's only the actual 'talc' component - there are plenty of talc-free powders available now.

    I use the natural Burts Bees one on DS. He needs a bit of powder to dry off properly as he sweats a lot and gets heat rash.

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    I've known about the risk for years and have never used it with dd. Not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    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
    It's not quite well known... I'd never heard this before!

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    uniquey- glad your mum fought and won. hopefully it does not return, but if it does she has fought it once and im sure she will be strong enough to do it again.

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    i heard this in parenting classes when pg with DD1 so ive always used the cornflour one on them

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    http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerC...der-and-cancer

    Basically the crux of it is that the evidence is not conclusive but thus far certain reputable organisations such as the IARC (part of WHO) have labelled talc as a possible carcinogen. (That is talc which does not contain asbestos)

    So best to avoid using it on the genital area in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    It's not quite well known... I'd never heard this before!
    I had never heard it before either

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    Wow, I hadn't heard that either! Glad I never used it on my ds. I will use corn flour on any other bubs I have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    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.
    This ^ never heard of bladder though.

    I was told that statistics are quite high for women who use powder on Gentiles. 2 in 3 women with ovarian cancer use powder (I think that's what the stats were) but they do believe there is a connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyandbubby View Post
    uniquey- glad your mum fought and won. hopefully it does not return, but if it does she has fought it once and im sure she will be strong enough to do it again.

    ^^
    such a hard battle, so glad to hear she won.

    i've never used talc with either kids, my hospital this time recommended against it due to the lung issue.

    never quite understood why people use it tbh....my babies never seemed to get nappy rash. sometimes i wonder if using products actually cause reactions with their skin...


 

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