The Talc in Talcum Powder
The talc in talcum powder comes from the crushing, drying, and milling of mined talc rocks and contains minerals such as magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talcum powder also contains a small amount of perfume and colouring matter. Talcum powder absorbs moisture and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping the skin dry and fresh, thereby helping to prevent rashes. It also prevent unpleasant body odour. At the same time, it can travel, and is easy to inhale when one is pouring it on. And while there is no definitive word on any adverse health effect in the long run, it is advisable to avoid prolonged exposure.