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Caution: Talc - potential risk of lung effects and ovarian cancer

December 5, 2018

Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada’s draft screening assessment of talc proposes that: breathing in loose talc powder may cause lung effects, such as coughing, trouble breathing, decreased lung function and fibrosis; and exposure to the perineal area from the use of certain products containing talc is a possible cause of ovarian cancer..