Help support TMP


"About All The Talcum Powder Health Concerns ..." Topic


10 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Health and Fitness Plus Board

Back to the Science Plus Board



220 hits since 24 Sep 2017
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

Someone please help me understand this basic point …

A) Is all of this about health complications caused by the gypsum mineral itself?

B) Or are the health complications being caused by all the fragrances and other ingredients added to the final product?

Thanks

Dan

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 3:17 p.m. PST

Yes

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

Thanks

Dan

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Trial lawyer pesudo-science.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 6:30 p.m. PST

+1 Stonemountain
Use talc powder for years in the medical field, in gloves etc. No cancer here.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 2:53 a.m. PST

Here is a good summation from the American Cancer Society:

link

My experience in the medical world has been different from ZuluPaul. I developed a latex allergy after wearing latex gloves for years. The response was exacerbated when wearing talc coated latex. The talc and latex made for a more potent allergen. Not cancer, of course, but still a medical issue. The invention of nitrile gloves solved all that and now most hospitals and clinics are latex (and talc) free.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 4:23 a.m. PST

Small particles of any nature can cause health problems if you come into contact with enough of them over time.

Gypsum is much safer than say asbestos because it doesn't react in the same way, so unless you are in the habit of kicking a bag of it around the room daily until everything becomes a fine white mist and breathe it all in deeply for a prolonged period, you're unlikely to have any real problems.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

Patrick: "Small particles of any nature can cause health problems if you come into contact with enough of them over time."

Kids have that same effect on me! :)

Dan

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

I wonder if there is any link at all.
The first settled case was a "Please take some money and go away". Which backfired when she would not accept a confidentiality clause.
That set the LEGAL precedent that talc causes cancer, but with no scientific proof. That lowered the bar considerably for following cases.

So. Does it really cause cancer, has it been scientifically proven, or has case law decided that it does?
All I can see is that someone got cancer and that she used talc a lot. That's not proof.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 4:33 p.m. PST

So. Does it really cause cancer…….

Not according to the American Cancer Society.

All I can see is that someone got cancer and that she used talc a lot. That's not proof.

Yep, it's that correlation/causation dichotomy.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.