By the way, Talc is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. In loose form, it is the widely used substance known as talcum powder. Talc finds use as a cosmetic (talcum powder) and is used in baby powder and also as an astringent powder used for preventing diaper rashes. Though several studies have established preliminary links between talc and lung cancer, skin cancer and recently ovarian cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers non-asbestiform talc, that is talc which does not contain potentially carcinogenic asbestiform amphibole fibers, to be Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in cosmetics.
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