Why You Shouldn’t Put Baby Powder Down There

African-American women who reported regular use of body powder were at greater risk for ovarian cancer compared to their peers who didn’t use talc, a new study shows.

Regular use of powder was associated with ovarian cancer regardless of where the women used it,
the researchers report. Users of genital powder had more than a 40 percent increased risk of cancer, while those who used only non-genital powder had an increased risk of more than 30 percent.

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