Talc is widely used in baby powder and cosmetics, but also in various other industries. Talc powder is also used in many cosmetic products, including construction products, plastics, rubber, coatings, pharmaceuticals and paper, because it is multifunctional, absorbs moisture and is inexpensive.
Unfortunately, the same nature that makes talcum powder attractive makes it dangerous. Talcum powder is very similar to asbestos and can cause disease.
During the conversion of powder from stone to powder, many minerals are removed, but small fibers, which have an effect like asbestos, do not. These fibers are carcinogenic because they can cause unnatural cell mutations in the human body.
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Talc has not been recognized as a lethal substance, but asbestos was not available until the mid-1980s. Removing powder from the market will be expensive and impractical with enormous political and economic consequences.
Employees who use powder and those who use powder regularly are more likely to experience dangerous side effects. Families of babies who use powder are also at risk of getting powder.
The asbestos crisis has shown that exposure to these substances can have the same adverse effects as direct exposure.
When working with powder, make sure there is adequate ventilation and all the necessary safety equipment is used.
In many facilities where powder is produced, a safety data sheet (MSDS) must be provided, which lists the precautions, materials and actions that should be taken if an injury occurs while working with powder-containing material.