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Old 06-04-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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I have a Gold Bond Cornstarch Plus Baby Powder, is it safe to use?
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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The woman that died was applying baby powder to her genitals as many as 4 times A DAY, for many years. To me that is very unwise, and extremely over the top.


She contracted cancer of the cervix. I guess just that about any product, that is grossly miss-used can cause problems.


Jim B.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Midwest, USA
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It's the talc that is the main problem there. If your brand doesn't contain talc, you shouldn't have that much to worry about. I would be more concerned with dusting myself with GM-cornstarch. Lol. It's just as easy to make your own body powder using high-quality organic ingredients (where possible) so there's not much reason to buy the premade stuff, IMO, unless you just can't live without it and are too sick/busy to make your own.

Below is a video with a really simple body powder recipe. If I was making it I would use non-GMO organic cornstarch from Frontier or Let's Do Organic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSj...g&feature=plcp
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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I knew someone who sprinkled baby powder all over her sheets every night religiously. When these notices came out I wondered how she was. Haven't seen her around in years.???
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Interesting. I don't use enough powder to worry about it.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The cornstarch based powders are safer to use, but don't use them in places where you're prone to fungal infections, because they can make it worse.
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