Talc and Talc Free Products for Babies and Adults
Our pure talc free powder will keep baby comfortable and dry whilst eliminating chafing which can irritate delicate skin. Soothe and calm skin and freshen during nappy changes. Little Violet's talc free powder can be used by any age group – not just for baby.
Ingredients: Organic tapioca starch - Corn starch - Kaolin clay - Organic Aloe vera - Orris root - pure essential oils.
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Talc - is it a baddie?
Yes, Talc, that satiny, soft, sweet smelling powder we pile onto babies bottoms and into their nappies, sometimes enveloping them in a cloud of the stuff and I do mean STUFF.
First of all, Talc is a natural mineral taken from rocks which is crushed then dried before milling meaning it has minute fibres.
Apparently, the UK cosmetics industry uses a grade that does not contain these dangerous fibres, so may not be a carcinogen. However, the dust used is very fine and many medical experts believe that it can cause irritation and respiratory problems, yet talc is regularly used around babies. Think of all that dust in the air around the infant and it becomes really scary.
The U.S. FDA consider cosmetic grade talc to be safe, but this ignores the fact that in 1993 the National Toxicology Programme (NTP) in Britain found that rats exposed to cosmetic-grade talc via inhalation developed a range of inflammatory lung disorders, including cancer of the lungs and rare adrenal cancers. Added to this, at least eight studies indicate a 30 to 60 per cent increase in the risk of developing ovarian cancer by women using talc-based body powder in the genital region. The IARC ( International Agency for Research on Cancer) has concluded that using talc-based body powder in this region is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
Cosmetic talcum powder is more than 90 per cent mineral talc. It is widely used in a range of beauty products, including baby powders, eye shadow and feminine hygiene products.
Talc poses a health risk when exposed to the lungs. Talc miners have shown higher rates of lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses from exposure to industrial grade talc, which contains dangerous silica and asbestos. The common household hazard posed by talc is inhalation of baby powder by infants. Since the early 1980s, records show that several thousand infants each year have died or become seriously ill following accidental inhalation of baby powder.
Until more information is available, people concerned about using talcum powder may want to avoid or limit their use of products containing talc. There are safer, natural ingredients available such as cornstarch which has no link to cancer. The lack of regulation means it is better to be safe than sorry. As our Donna would say “Hoy it away!”
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