Baby powder was a staple item growing up in my house. Like canned goods and bread. We were never without a supply.
My mom always used a sprinkle or two of refreshing talcum powder, aka baby powder, after a bath. And as soon as I was responsible for my own bathing and dressing, I adopted the habit.
Chances are if you’re of a certain age, YOU’VE used baby powder for years too. And you’ve never given it a second thought. Why would you?
You’ve put it on yourself. Used it on your kids when they were babies. And you’ve probably even sprinkled it on the bum of a grandchild or two over the years.
Babying yourself with baby powder to keep your skin smooth, soft, and dry is a tradition in many households.
But frightening new test results have revealed this “innocent” practice may be FAR from innocent after all. And a brand new study seals the deal. In fact, it could have put you or your loved ones in grave danger.
The bottom line is talcum powder – much of which now comes from China – simply isn’t safe. Not for babies. Not for adults. And not for anyone in-between.
In fact, right now, iconic Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder is being pulled from store shelves. An urgent recall was issued after cancer-causing ASBESTOS turned up in it during testing.
But if the thought of giving up your talcum powder and the smooth skin that goes with it has you feeling down, keep reading. I’ve got a solution you’re going to love.
There are far better and safer options available. Ones that can keep you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world WITHOUT potentially raising your cancer risk.
I’ll share those with you in just a moment.
The TRUE risks of baby powder
Johnson & Johnson is already facing lawsuits from thousands of people who say they’ve developed cancer after using their talcum products.
Those cases included folks who say they developed mesothelioma from inhaling it and others with ovarian cancer who say they acquired it from using the talcum powder to freshen up “down there.”
The company, of course, has denied the links and insist that their talcum and baby powder products are safe.
But the new test revealing asbestos appears to tell a whole different story.
And a brand new study, published in in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, appears to confirm the dangers.
Researchers report that a group of nearly three dozen victims developed mesothelioma after using talcum powder for years. And they had NO other exposure to other sources of asbestos.
If you’ve already been following this story, there’s a good chance you’ve stopped using baby powder already. That’s good.
But if you haven’t, you absolutely should ASAP (and definitely stop using it on any little ones in your family too).
Try one of these talcum alternatives
Don’t worry, that DOESN’T mean you have to just live with damp, uncomfortable or cracked skin. And you don’t have to give up powder altogether, either.
Because I’ve got some safer ways to baby your skin.
One incredibly simple, inexpensive, and far safer baby powder option is something you probably have at home already. But it’s not in the bathroom. It’s in your kitchen!
Plain old cornstarch is great for all kinds of minor skin complaints. Mix it with a little water to form a paste to help with dry, scratchy skin… allergic reactions… bug bites… and more. Or you can even use it dry on your feet.
But make sure to avoid inhaling it, and ANY other kind of powder too.
Other great “kitchen cures” for skin that are better than talcum powder are arrowroot, baking soda, and oat powder. In fact, if you poke around on Google, you’ll find lots of people have come up with dozens of creative uses for all of these baby powder alternatives.
They’re all safer than talc, cheap, and easy to find. So feel free to try all the alternatives before settling on the one you like best.
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