Talc itself is not dangerous. What is dangerous is that asbestos are closely related to the chemical formulation of talc and people speculate that if asbestos can cause cancer, that so can talc. However, just because they are similar, does not mean they will read the same way. Talc should be fine to be used as long as it is not contaminated with asbestos.
I'm not a researcher, but have read up on the topic. My understanding is that *talc in powder form* has been linked to cancer when inhaled and ovarian cancer (apparently can travel up through reproductive system when used in genital area, though I'd like to see the studies). I don't use powders, face or otherwise, so not a concern for me. Too Faced Shadow Insurance may contain talc, but the product is a liquid/crème -- no powder and no risk of inhalation. I'm completely comfortable using it and will continue to do so.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
I just need a tiny little bit for each eye,and I don't apply eye make-up everyday anyway.So I guess just a little won't cause much harm?
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
There are so many products that contain Talc. I don't see a problem with that. This is the best lid primer I've used.
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago