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Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

Great for rubbing shoes. babies bottoms, chafing...but to be honest I have forgotten what else as I rarely use it now, don't know if it is available so much & definitely isn't popular here in Switzerland.

At one point I forgot it existed but did think it was very useful back in the day... aaah, it was also good for taking to Disco's & sprinkling on the dance floor to move more easily...

Anyone know what is the best brand here & where I can get some? Thanks in advance (though the Disco nights are few & far between I must admit)...
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Old 27.05.2012, 14:18
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

Do you mean something like that? http://www.amazon.com/Felce-Azzurra-.../dp/B003QKKDQ2

You can find this talc powder in Coop...
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Old 27.05.2012, 15:10
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

In the US it was slowly phased out because there were claims of breathing related problems due to inhalation . For the baby uses, it was replaced by starch in powder form. Talcum did its job though, as stated in the first post.
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

When I was a kid everyone had talc in their bathrooms - now it seems to be found to be bad for health and a no,no for babies due to being a cancer risk.
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

Smackerjack is right - it's also been linked with ovarian cancer. Staying away from it is probably best. There are other products that can be used in its place.
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

I have been trying the Srilankan stores for the same...no luck so far.... I remember Sephora carried it a while ago but not anymore.... They had white diamonds powder which is close to talcum powder!

I need it to rub my scalp when the hair gets greasy on vacations :P ... great use for Summers!!!
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

How about trying dry shampoo? You just spray it in your hair - very easy and cheap!
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

How about Johnson baby powder....
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Old 27.05.2012, 19:25
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

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You can find it in the baby section in coop
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

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When my children were babies I used the Johnsons talcum powder on their bottoms to prevent diaper rash. With one of my sons we noticed that each time we applied the powder he would start coughing a lot accompanied with wheezing. We did not connect it right away that it could be the powder. Soon after we realized that it was the culprit - it provoked our baby's asthma attacks. So immediately we stopped using the powder and instead we used a baby cream. He was much better after that. Anybody who is asthmatic or is sensitive to dust or pollen should not use baby powder. Also if you have anybody in the family who has allergy issues, you should not use fabric softener (sheet form or liquid) on your laundry. One can develope skin rash, asthma, or rhinitis.
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Old 27.05.2012, 20:36
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

Some years back, I was told talcum powder has the similar physical property as Abestoes. Many people were asked to stop using Talcum powder, especially ladies who powder their armpits and also erm...down there.

However, I have no facts to back this up.


In CH, it is so dry, we do not really need talcum powder.
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Smackerjack is right - it's also been linked with ovarian cancer. Staying away from it is probably best. There are other products that can be used in its place.

Rats who were forced to inhale talc for 6 hours a day for two years had slightly increased risks of tumour formation, but there have never been cohort studies which showed any link at all.

I think personally its probably ok
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

I thought it was because it contained aluminum but not sure. I also never buy deo with aluminum in it but most here seen to have it. Also I can't stand AXE deo can't breathe when i use it have to leave the room. When the kids used it you could smell it three flight down and sneeze.
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

Hello all
Some of you may know this, some not.
Bear with me.

There is a huge selling market out there for "alternative" products which feeds on the fear of the unknown or unclear.

A multilevel marketing company (MLM eg. www.neways.com, which I am in no way linked to them nor endorse them), tells people that everyday products can cause cancer in the long term.

Their analysis and arguments seems very believeable, but some of the people here will call me names for providing half-truths and half-info and half-myths.
Sorry to say, I can only tell what I know.

Talcum powder (also containing aluminum) and normal tapped drinking water (over flourided) , dish washing liquids, hairwash (sodium chemical), mouthwash...the works, all contain allegedly carcinogenic agents.
It can be quite scary.
The proposal of these companies is simple: change all the products to theirs. These MLM are billion dollar industries.

What are the facts? I don't know.
Can smoking kill you, yes slowly. And it hits most of us.
Will changing our daily products enable us to live longer? Maybe.

Therefore, my conclusion is this: I do the best I can in life, using known products and I use less soap or washing detergents as less as possible.
If it is time to go, I go. I would rather smell fresh as a daisy (from washing with soap) than going away known as the most stinky person in the village.

The rest is up to you.


PS: I think the original OP's question is answered by this: The norm is not to use talcum powder in CH because the climate is quite dry. Many swiss people also do not bathe as often as others in other countries, due to the same dryness fact.
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

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How about trying dry shampoo? You just spray it in your hair - very easy and cheap!
Yeah.. my hairdresser said the same... Thank you.. wil settle for that
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Re: Why is Talcum Powder not popular here?

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Hello all
Some of you may know this, some not.
Bear with me.

There is a huge selling market out there for "alternative" products which feeds on the fear of the unknown or unclear.

A multilevel marketing company (MLM eg. www.neways.com, which I am in no way linked to them nor endorse them), tells people that everyday products can cause cancer in the long term.

Their analysis and arguments seems very believeable, but some of the people here will call me names for providing half-truths and half-info and half-myths.
Sorry to say, I can only tell what I know.

Talcum powder (also containing aluminum) and normal tapped drinking water (over flourided) , dish washing liquids, hairwash (sodium chemical), mouthwash...the works, all contain allegedly carcinogenic agents.
It can be quite scary.
The proposal of these companies is simple: change all the products to theirs. These MLM are billion dollar industries.

What are the facts? I don't know.
Can smoking kill you, yes slowly. And it hits most of us.
Will changing our daily products enable us to live longer? Maybe.

Therefore, my conclusion is this: I do the best I can in life, using known products and I use less soap or washing detergents as less as possible.
If it is time to go, I go. I would rather smell fresh as a daisy (from washing with soap) than going away known as the most stinky person in the village.

The best place to get accurate information is from a non-profit making Cancer Research organisation such as this page on the Cancer Research U.K. site.

As HAT says, people get hung up about supposedly carcinogenic substances or environments but these tend to only be a problem if you're exposed to them at high-levels on a daily basis (it's why dentists leave the room every time they take an x-ray of your teeth).

But, the most common things that can can cause trigger cancer, and which you can actually do something about, are - stopping smoking, eating healthily, taking exercise and not getting that sun tan.

Using Axe deodrant probably has other undesirable side-effects - such as being repulsive to most women.
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