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talc

 [talk]
a native hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes with a small amount of aluminum silicate; used as a dusting powder. The inhalation of talc is associated with a wide variety of respiratory disorders.

talc

(talk),
Native hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes containing small proportions of aluminum silicate, purified by boiling powdered talc with hydrochloric acid in water; used in pharmacy as a filter aid, as a dusting powder, and in cosmetic preparations.
[Ar. talq]

talc

 A dry lubricant used in products that may contact mucocutaneous surfaces–eg, condoms, dental dams, and non-surgical latex gloves; talc was banned from surgical gloves in 1991 by the FDA

talc

(talk)
Native hydrous magnesium silicate used in pharmacy as a filter aid, as a dusting powder, and in cosmetic preparations. Also called talcum.
[Ar. talq]
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"A frequent misperception is that Johnson's Baby Powder contains talc made with asbestos, a substance classified as cancer-causing," it says.
In early 2016, a woman named Jacqueline Fox from Alabama, passed away from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder. The company paid about $ US72 million in punitive and actual damages to the Fox family, reports said.
As I swung my beautiful, grey-tinged tresses around, the toxic cloud of Johnson's Baby Powder didn't so much wake my husband up as make him run gasping to the bathroom to unblock his windpipe.
Louis' state court was the largest so far out of about 2,400 lawsuits accusing the company of not properly warning consumers about the cancer risks involved with its talc-based products, including the famous Johnson's Baby Powder.
A THIRD woman has won a huge payout from the makers of Johnson's baby powder after claiming its talc gave her ovarian cancer.
Tesco claim that parents shopping for a typical basket of 12 baby products, including Johnson's Baby Powder and Farley's rusks, could save 11 per cent in their stores compared with Boots.
The third trial related to claims by Deborah Giannecchini, who used Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for feminine hygiene for more than four decades until she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago.
And if you believe that, you'll believe all the white stains on Kerry Katona's sink were caused by Johnson's baby powder.
Not like when you fly to far-off foreign lands where they rip your luggage to pieces and confiscate your Johnson's baby powder.
Johnson's Baby Powder With Lavender And Camomile, pounds 2.47 for 425g, from supermarkets Wonderful, long-lasting smell that kids loved.
Tesco claims parents shopping for a typical basket of 12 baby products, including favourites such as Johnson's baby powder and Farley's rusks, could save 11 per cent in its stores compared to Boots.
My elder sister's hairdresser is also the object of affection for frustrated Cheshire housewives, including one who reportedly told him, `I'd like to take you home and sprinkle Johnson's Baby Powder all over your bare bottom.' Which would scare most men witless but not my sister's `stylist' - although the customer in question is yet to secure an appointment later than 5pm on a Friday.