Tips To Use Talcum Powder

Talcum powder is one of the most widely used cosmetic products in the world. Although the use of talc is a matter of speculation, it is still used by people. It can be used to prevent chaffing and sores as it has immense absorption properties. Talc is known to be the softest minerals found on the surface of the earth.

One of the most common uses of talc is in baby powder. As it helps in absorption and keeps the baby dry, it is still widely recommended for diaper areas. It is therefore widely used in most of the baby powders and products.

Talc can be used for a number of household applications which include sprinkling of perfumed talcum powder on the floor areas to repel ants and pests. It can also be used on fabrics and other materials to remove stubborn stains and blotches.

It is also widely used in the production of a variety of household products such as wire and cable insulation, sealants, roofing and flooring products and so forth. Talc is also included in a variety of other products such as gaskets, rubber hoses, paper, and foam packaging.  Talc can be used on swim caps so that it is easy to wear and remove the caps.

It can also be used on the toes to prevent bad odor caused due to the formation of bacteria. Excessive sweat can cause breeding of bacteria which lead to damp shoes and socks. Regular application of talcum powder can helps to prevent sweating of toes and feet.

Talc is applied on to the skin to prevent bed sores and chaffing. It can also be applied on to the beds during summers.

The use of talc is associated with a number of health risks which include breathing problems and cancer. It should neither be swallowed nor inhaled. Excessive usage can cause several problems which include eye irritation, throat irritation, vomiting and so forth. Some of the most severe side effects include low blood pressure, rash, blisters and chest pain. Some doctors and health experts link the usage of talc powder with ovarian cancer, although it is still an issue of debate.

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