Talc May Be Tied to Ovarian Cancer and Serious Lung Problems, Health Canada Warns

Talc May Be Tied to Ovarian Cancer and Serious Lung Problems, Health Canada Warns
The Canadian government is warning that exposure of the female genital area to talc-containing products may be associated with ovarian cancer and that inhalation of loose talc powder may lead to potentially serious respiratory problems.  The warnings appear in a draft screening assessment written by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada. Talc is a naturally occurring mineral, used in many cosmetic and self-care products. The document analyzes the available data about the ecological risk and the safety to human health of talc-containing
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Ana is a molecular biologist enthusiastic about innovation and communication. In her role as a science writer she wishes to bring the advances in medical science and technology closer to the public, particularly to those most in need of them. Ana holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she focused her research on molecular biology, epigenetics and infectious diseases.

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