Talcum Powder Link to Cancer Exposed

For years, women and some medical professionals have suspected that there might be a connection between the use of talc-based personal-care products and certain illnesses—especially cancer. But there was difficulty in proving that link when it involved just a few reports of ill effects and concerned an ingredient used in everything from plastic and paint to baby powder. So for years millions of people continued to use these products, despite efforts by some to prove that they’d been harmed by them.

October 3, 2016