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17-02-2009, 07:57 PM
Last week I recieved an email which said that anti-perspirants cause cancer because they block the body from getting rid of toxins, then there was the wax in the ma***e mee which they claimed causes illness and then today I am shocked to read this article. I am sure the ladies are going to fume over this. Have they just found out about this? Really worrying...
18-02-2009, 09:08 AM
If you visit scopes.com, it says that the wax in the mee story is false. Along with a lot of other little myths circulating the internet.
But this talc powder is worrying isn't it? Does it include the famous baby powder brands as well?
18-02-2009, 09:36 AM
we are exposed to chemicals daily. can you avoid? a lot of chemicals in our food, daily personal care and household products were suspected to cause cancer, one way or another. use/eat organic products??? honestly, may be a handful of us can afford the real / 100% organic products at this trying economical time..... :o so, just use / eat in moderation lor....
18-02-2009, 10:53 AM
There are studies that come out everyday warning us about dangerous stuff. Which one to believe? My take is, let's not worry and do/eat everything in moderation and be happy.
I believe the number 1 cause of cancer is stress/worry.
18-02-2009, 03:42 PM
I believe the number 1 cause of cancer is stress/worry.
And stress is cause by.... :p reading tooo much on the forum... :D
18-02-2009, 03:55 PM
i believe in wonders
and in everything i read
i am a dead
if one actually bothers to conpile all the "beware-of"s in the net, and observe diligently the recommendations, thats what he/she will be - a walking dead person.
regarding the talc claims... it could be a little bit more talk than talc. the sample size is only 3000. there is also an admission of "certain dna makeup" being a contributory factor. and hey, how many people do you know who were not very regularly coated in talc powder since they were struggling in their diapers particularly in the less favourable smell regions of their body and how many of them ever got cancer, not even to limit it to ovarian cancer? mind you, they are quoting risks in the region of 40%. surely with these statistics, if they are at all reliable or significant, you would expect to see half the female population dying from some form of cancer of the female reproduction system. by the way, did the study use a whole array of talc from different manufacturers or did some supplier of corn or rice flour based powders provide the test samples? i love statistics - it provides more room for controversy, yes, even more than politics can. sorry, toyol.
19-02-2009, 05:15 AM
oh sorry...I meant snopes.com, not scopes.
19-02-2009, 07:35 AM
Even before about talc news was out... my kids already not using talc when they were babbies.... instead mild baby lotion or baby oil. Just imaging the amount of talc dust while applying :eek: ... not very good if inhale in large amount. As for nappy rash... there is a cream... cant remember whats its name.... to use.
19-02-2009, 07:55 PM
another one of those crap stories which find their way to my mail box every now and then... verbatim except for the name and pics being omitted. bless your soul all you who shall believe in this and have the heart(lessness) to propagate such fallacious alarms.
Please circulate this to all your lady friends and colleagues.
For those who are mothers, please do not use to following products on
daughters and sons.
One of the more famous brand... XXX (commonly used on babies..)
Aside to all the guys,
Please send to your beloved girlfriend, your female friends and
Those who upgraded to being daddy (you know who you are), do not
the following products for your baby...
Mrs A Tham
19-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Even before about talc news was out... my kids already not using talc when they were babbies.....
I didn't use talc on my boy too esp at the wee wee area..and he had not much of a prob with nappy rash. Personally, I was advice by Docs not to use talc on babies (boys or girls) due to proven diesease/problems that may arise when adulthood. A few Docs whom I know of do not encourage using talc on babies private areas esp girls.
Even if you splash talc on your baby, nappy rash is still unavoidable if the mommy/nanny is lazy! Diapers got to be changed every 2 - 3 hrs max according to babies wetting and not until the diaper weighs 1kg!! Before a new diaper is placed, baby's bottom and private area got to be wipe clean follow with applying nappy rash cream despite there is a nappy rash or not. Bear in mind when a baby gets nappy rash, the pain is rather unbearable for the little one.
So talc scare or not, the best thing is to consult the Doctor.
Advice for People Concerned About Talc and Cancer Risk
Studies of personal use of talcum powder have yielded inconsistent results, although there is some suggestion of an increase in ovarian cancer risk. No other forms of cancer appear to be associated with the use of talcum powder.
However, only a very small minority of women who have used talcum powder will ever develop ovarian cancer. And it is impossible to say to what extend talc use had contributed to these cases.
Until additional information is available about the safety of talc use, people who use powder may wish to consider avoiding these products or substituting cornstarch-based powders that contain no talc. There is no evidence at present linking cornstarch powders with any form of cancer. READ MORE (http://www.cancer.org/docroot/cri/content/cri_2_6x_talcum_powder_and_cancer.asp)
BUT THEN...UNI OF FLORIDA SAYS....
But University of Florida researchers report the household product[TALC] has an additional healing power: The ability to stunt cancer growth by cutting the flow of blood to metastatic lung tumors.
"We found, to our surprise, that talc causes tumor growth to slow down and actually decreases the tumor bulk," said Veena Antony, M.D., a professor of pulmonary medicine and chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at UF's College of Medicine. "Talc is able to prevent the formation of blood vessels, thereby killing the tumor and choking off its growth. The tumors appeared to grow much slower and in some cases completely disappeared. READ MORE (http://www.news-medical.net/?id=26188)
SO HOW NOW? :confused:
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