Women who use talcum powder every day near the genitals are 40% more likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to alarming research. US scientists from Harvard Medical School say particles may travel to the ovaries and trigger inflammation that allows cancer cells to flourish. While previous research showed a link, the new findings are even stronger, and researchers have urged all women to stop using talc immediately.The researchers studied more than 3,000 women. They discovered using talc just once a week raised the risk of cancer by 36%, rising to 41% for those applying powder every day.
Source: Medical News Today, Sept 27, 2008