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    I wouldn't use it. I don't even use it on my baby boy.
    There was an article I read a few years ago where a group of scientists found traces of talc on the ovaries of women suffering from ovarian cancer.

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    I only use corn flour or Curash Nappy Rash Powder.

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    I'm confused, is cornflour based still bad?

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    I knew it caused something, I just wasn't sure what. Eeek, that's quite scary. Thankfully we don't use it in this house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1CrazyMoose View Post
    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.
    the link i provided gives the stats, its 30% higher - so it takes it from 1.3% to 1.8% or something & only correlational of course. But enough for it to be classed a possible carcinogen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckled View Post
    I'm confused, is cornflour based still bad?
    i think the IARC says cornflour based is fine. But i have also heard that powder is a risk for causing respiratory problems because it can get caught in the airways of babies when the powder goes into the air etc.

    Here is a short video on it by Doctor Sears
    http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init/5634
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    I'm not sure if people are aware but curash baby rash powder has talc in the ingredients. If you look at their website it says this "
    Curash Powder contains a high concentration of Zinc Oxide (25%) in a cornstarch and talc base which helps treat nappy rash, "



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    I only used a cream, and only if necessary. Not at each nappy change.

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    Gosh, I need to show my DH this thread. He was brought up using powder and still does but I will not use it on my DS due to the issues discussed. I know on a couple of occasions my DH has used it on my DS when I have not been there, I think I'll def show him this!!

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    If you're still wanting to use 'powder' type things, especially under skin folds etc, etc, then there is a cream that acts like a powder once it's applied, but it's not talc, though does the same sort of thing. I can't quite remember the name of it, but I think it's an Avent product.


 

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