Baby powder is part of almost every household, without regard of whether there is a baby present in the house or not. As a matter of fact, many women swear by it and claim that talc-based baby powder has the ability to soften and rejuvenate the skin. If this is the case with you, you better stop using this powder.
You are probably wondering why is that so. Well, the fact that Johnson`s baby powder is shown to increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 30 percent perfectly sums it all.
According to Dr. Daniel Cramer, an epidemiologist, nearly 10,000 women are affected by ovarian cancer, as a direct result from the regular use of baby powder.
As shown by studies conducted as early as 1982, there is a close link between baby powder and ovarian cancer. It has been scientifically shown that women who using talc powder on a regular basis are 300 times more prone to developing cancer.
The lead scientists of this research forced the corporation to stop hiding the shocking facts regarding their product and to reveal them to the public.
If you have some baby powder at home, read the label and toss it in the trash can along with the rest of the garbage.
Johnson and Johnson warned people to avoid inhalation and any contact with their eyes, but there isn`t any statement regarding the fact that the ingredients of the powder remain on the skin and eventually reach the ovaries. In addition, talc causes inflammation and it creates an adequate environment for cancerous cells to thrive in.
The representatives of this corporation accede to the fact that they are fully aware of the dangers caused by baby powder, as shown by the study conducted in 1982. However, they chose not to warn the customers of the potential side effects of their baby powder products.
The worst thing is that your baby is directly exposed to this danger, by direct application of the powder on its skin. The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned people against using baby powder based on talc. This mineral easily becomes airborne and infants are likely to inhale it.
This affects the breathing, dries up their mucous and it causes wheezing in babies. Moreover, the regular use of baby powder can lead to pneumonia, another side effects which has been hidden.
WHY HIDE THE FACTS?
Of course, it is all about the policy of big corporations whose main goal is making money. Of course, people would stop buying this product if they knew that it is a potentially cancer-causing product.
Numerous lawsuits force the company to change the warning label. Something like “may cause cancer” is a good idea. However, this means that the company itself should remove its products from the shelves.
So far, the safest alternative to baby powder is definitely the petroleum jelly. It is extremely effective in healing baby`s sore bottom and it provides the same softening effect on adults, too.