THE DANGER OF BABY TALCUM POWDER
Also known as hydrous magnesium silicate is a toxic ingredient similar to asbestos. Listed on the Environment Canada Domestic Substance List as a substance that is "expected to be toxic or harmful," talc is commonly found in eye shadow, baby powder, face powder, and other loose-mineral cosmetics, where it's used as an absorbent, anti-caking agent. Asbestos-containing talc particles have been known to cause tumors in human ovaries and lungs, according to the American Cancer Society. The presence of talc particles is linked to tumors. Commercial talc has been found to be contaminated of asbestos, a byproduct when making Commercial talc, and many other contaminates such as crystalline silica.
Talc also causes poisoning due to accidental exposure. From the early 1980's accidental inhalation of talc has caused the death or serious illness of several thousands infants and babies.