Talcum powder absorbs moisture, as well as helps cut down on friction and prevent rashes; it leaves skin feeling light and dry. But I’ve been turning to talcum powder alternatives lately, because some research has shown that there may be a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, if the talc makes contact with the vagina, uterus, or fallopian tubes (via condoms, diaphragms, sanitary pads, or genitals). Though research and studies continue, some results have shown a slight increase in the risk of cancer while others show none at all. Basically, at this point, it’s hard to say for sure.
But, with my family history, I feel the need to be cautious. I’m a mom to two young kids, with a mother who nearly died of an aggressive bone cancer. Therefore, why risk it? If I can get away with not using a possibly cancer causing mineral, I’m all for it. I want to know what my options are, and that’s why I rounded up a list of the best talcum powder alternatives out there. Check out this list, and see if there’s a good option for you and your family.
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