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Mary Kay Complaint - Mary Kay products contain Talc
Mary Kay uses talc in their products. Talc can cause cancer but they don't seem to care. I was a consultant but no more. I need to throw away ass of my powdered products to include the eyeshadows.
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Posted by madconsumer on 2011-09-11:
i never knew this about talc. do you have any links about it? i would like to know more.
Posted by Anna Molly on 2011-09-11:
This is interesting. I'd find this more helpful with credible sources listed. I think I once read something about talcum powder applied to the genital area (on a very regular basis) *might* possibly cause cancer. Inconclusive, I believe. I'd hate to think people are regularly applying mary kay cosmetics to their nether regions.
Isn't talc used in many cosmetics, not just mary kay?
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2011-09-11:
People use talcum powder, as well as corn starch, to prevent chafing and absorb body odor. However, if too much is used, it could leave a major mess. My grandmother used to spill more talcum powder than she used, and the talc dust got all over the house. Talcum powder is difficult to sweep or vacuum. Never heard about any links between talcum powder and cancer, though.
Posted by Vinnie11 on 2011-09-11:
Talc used to contain asbestos but that is no longer allowed for use in cosmetics. They use an asbestos-free talc now. I think you would be hard-pressed to find a cosmetics line that does not use talc. Don't throw away your inventory before doing a little more research and if you find anything to the contrary, please let us know.
Posted by olie on 2011-09-11:
Johnson's Baby Powder contains two ingredients: Talc, and fragrance.
I'm pretty sure there would have been some sort of recall or banning of the product by now.
Posted by db1105 on 2011-09-12:
Talc is a silicate mineral in which a lot are known to cause cancer. The worst being asbestos. As far as warnings go, do your own research. I use the stuff in my shoes while not trying to breath it in. We never used it on the kids when they were infants.
Posted by olie on 2011-09-13:
db1105, I also rarely used baby powder on my kids. Mainly because there were better options out there.
But still--if baby powder contained a carcinogen, there'd be a huge outcry and an outright ban of the product.
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