Research has linked the regular use of powder containing talc such as face powder, body powder and baby powder in the genital area for the development of ovarian cancer. More than 2,000 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year can be caused by the use of talcum powder on a regular basis. There have been many researches showing the relation between talc and ovarian cancer.
Talc is a mineral consisting of various elements, especially magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talc powder that is used to absorb moisture and is widely used in various products, including baby powder, including body and face powder.
According to a recent study published in Research Prevention Research, the use of talc-based products on female genitals increases the risk of ovarian cancer in a woman's life. This is because the particles that form the powder are very fine.
When the particles are usually applied directly to the female genital area, they can enter the fallopian tubes and settle in the ovaries. The ovaries can then be blocked by the presence of powder particles, which cause irritation that let cancer cells to form, raise, and spread.
Ovarian powder is one of the most deadly cancers. This is mainly due to the fact that the symptoms are often not clear and the diagnosis is passed until the cancer has developed and / or has spread to other areas of the body such as the stomach and pelvis.