Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?
Some people use powder on their genitals to reduce moisture, friction, or odor.
Most powder products, which some people call talcum powder or baby powder, contain talc.
Several thousand women have filed lawsuits against a baby powder manufacturer after concerns that they developed ovarian cancer in response to using the product.
In the most extensive study to date, Katie O’Brien from the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the United States National Institute of Health, and her co-authors try to address this issue.
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