Tal­cum pow­der may be harm­ful to lungs, health of­fi­cials warn

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TORONTO—Con­sumers are be­ing warned to avoid in­hal­ing tal­cum pow­der or us­ing the prod­ucts on fe­male gen­i­tals, as ex­po­sure may cause po­ten­tially se­ri­ous res­pi­ra­tory ef­fects and pos­si­bly ovar­ian cancer.

A draft as­sess­ment by Health Canada and En­vi­ron­ment and Climate Change Canada also says baby pow­der should be kept away from a child’s face to avoid in­hala­tion.

Tal­cum pow­der taken into the lungs can re­sult in dif­fi­culty breath­ing, de­creased lung func­tion and fi­bro­sis.

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