Talcum Powder Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

by Sheela Philomena on  June 19, 2013 at 2:38 PM Cancer News
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Regular use of talcum powder can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 24 percent, finds new research.
 Talcum Powder Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Talcum Powder Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer

US scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have warned that powder particles applied to intimate areas after washing can seep into the body, the Daily Express reported.

This can trigger inflammation, while increasing the risk of an ovarian tumour by 24 per cent.

The study was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research.

Source: ANI

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