Ovarian cancer: Why using baby powder increases your risk
If like millions of women everywhere you step out of the bath tub and promptly apply baby powder, you may want to rethink your usual routine. Why? Scientists say women who regularly use the powder (also known as talcum powder) to keep fresh raise their risk of developing ovarian cancer by almost 25 per cent.
It’s estimated that around 40 per cent of women use baby powder daily for intimate personal hygiene, but researchers warn that particles in the product can travel into a woman’s body and cause inflammation. This inflammation may allow cancer cells to flourish.
Of course, here at NaturalCures we wouldn’t encourage you to use baby powder anyway – due to its magnesium stearate content. The product can also contain other chemical nasties which may be harmful to your health.
Countless previous studies have also investigated the link between the product and tumors, some detecting links with ovarian and womb cancer and others being inconclusive.
More recently, doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, US, gathered data from eight separate studies to come up with a definitive answer, analyzing data from 8,525 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and comparing talcum powder use with that of 9,800 women who were cancer-free.
Published in the Cancer Prevention Research journal, results showed that regularly applying baby powder after showering or bathing resulted in a 24 per cent increased risk of developing an ovarian tumor.
Thankfully, there’s a natural alternative women everywhere can try. It can also be used on babies for diaper rash.
Take a look at this online natural baby powder tutorial from our aromatherapy expert Andrea Butje and try the recipe for yourself.
In the above video, Andrea of the site Aromahead shows you how to make this soothing baby powder from just a handful of ingredients – including white clay and German chamomile flowers.
Will you be giving this a go? Let us know by commenting below.
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