Benefits of Talc-Free Powders on Babies
Powders are really helpful to us parents when it comes to treating diaper rash and keep babies from heat rash during the hot season. However, are the ingredients of the powder actually safe to use on your babies? It might help with your baby’s rashes right now, but can also be a cause for greater harm in the long run.
What’s the controversy?
Based on media reports, thousands of lawsuits were filed by half of women who were diagnosed with cancer due to the use of powder against Johnson and Johnson.
A lot of lawsuits followed consequentially filed by men and other people who had been using talc-based powder and were diagnosed with cancers.
What is Talc?
Talc or Talcum powder is an ingredient found in a range of personal care and health and beauty products. It is most commonly used in baby powders because its attributes can help with avoiding wetness that leads to rashes.
Talcum Powder and Cancer
Based on American Cancer Society, we quote:
“In 1976, the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrances Association (CTFA), which is the trade association representing the cosmetic and personal care products industry, issued voluntary guidelines stating that all talc used in cosmetic products in the United States should be free from detectable amounts of asbestos according to their standards.
Most concerns about a possible link between talcum powder and cancer have been focused on:
- Whether people who have long-term exposure to talc particles at work, such as talc miners, are at higher risk of lung cancer from breathing them in.
- Whether women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.”
They also added, “When talking about whether or not talcum powder is linked to cancer, it is important to distinguish between talc that contains asbestos and talc that is asbestos-free. Talc that has asbestos is generally accepted as being able to cause cancer if it is inhaled. The evidence about asbestos-free talc is less clear.”
Why avoid Talc in your powder?
Despite it being a known and prevalent ingredient in powders, and can really help with diaper rash. Based on FDA’s recent studies, talc contains asbestos like fibers that are known to cause cancer and tumors. Baby’s skin is really absorbent, it absorbs around 60% of the product you apply on it, this is enough reason to avoid talc-based powders and products.
What is a good alternative?
Avoiding a talc-based powder is easy, you can toss those powders out. The hard part is to avoid using powder in general as you also don’t want your baby to experience diaper rash and heat rash.
Don’t worry, there’s an alternative. There are talc-free products out there with a good and safer formulation and ingredients:
- Cornstarch - naturally keeps skin dry and absorbs wetness
- Organic Aloe Vera - gently cools and soothes irritated skin
- Kaolin Clay - contains natural soothing properties
- Vitamins B5 and C - helps provide nutrients to skin
Why choose Mummy’s Miracle Baby Skincare Talc-Free Baby Powder?
Aside from not containing any talcum at all, it also has a lot of benefits because it is infused with Moringa!
Moringa is enriched with a lot of vitamins and antioxidants that can help your baby’s skin be healthy and supple while ensuring your baby’s safety. You can read the benefits of Moringa here.
Here are some features of our Talc-free powder:
- Chemical free Toxic-free, Pure naturally absorbent Corn-Starch
- No animal testing
- Formulated with CORNSTARCH
- Clinically shown to be non-irritating and safe for baby's skin
- Our powder is GRAIN-FREE and PEDIATRICIAN-TESTED.
- Keeps baby's skin dry and cool
You can shop our amazing Talc-Free powder here.Still in doubt? Here are some reasons why you should buy from us.
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