For generations, Johnson& Johnson baby powder has been a symbol of healthy baby care. But this week a second jury decided that Johnson and Johnson failed to warn a woman of the increased risks of ovarian cancer from their baby powder– and awarded her $52 million in damages. . But does baby powder pose a real health hazard? Its not a simple yes and no answer.
Baby Powder 101
Most brands of baby powder are made from talc. This natural mineral contains magnesium, oxygen, silicates, and asbestos. We use the powder between our thighs to reduce chafing and on sanitary napkins, and diaphragms. Doctors believe that microscopic particles of talc are able to travel up the reproductive tract and become embedded in the ovries. … Continue Reading… →
September is National Ovarian Cancer Month– a disease that affects 22,000 women annually in the US. At No-Nonsense Beauty Blog we get frequent skin care questions from women with different types of cancers on dealing with skin problems with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. .
Life saving chemotherapy can dehydrate the skin because this category of medication shuts down both oil and sweat gland activity. This sudden and severe loss of moisture produces intense dry areas, itching,redness, sensitivity and inflammation. Nails are also hit hard with destruction of the cuticle and even the loss of the nail itself. Radiation can be equally damaging. The intense heat can produce a painful sunburn, peeling and blistering. Both chemo and rdiation can leave the skin especially vulnerable to infection.