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As we all are aware of that the use of talcum powder may lead to serious problems, out of which ovarian cancer is the most dangerous one, we must find an alternative to this deadly substance.

In recent years several studies have been carried out on the relation between talc and ovarian cancer.

Talcum Powder

Some were in favor while some say that Talcum powder is not solely responsible for cancer. But according to talcum powder ovarian cancer attorneys, several lawsuits up till now have been filed against some talcum powder companies for not telling them about the possible risk associated with it.

So to be on the safer side, we must find alternatives to the talcum powder. Some of its substitutes are mentioned as below:


Cornstarch is a very good and natural substitute for talc that can be found very easily in a local grocery store. The amount in which it is used is exactly the same, so it will help in soaking up wetness just like talc. Cornstarch is otherwise used to thicken sauces and soups.


Tapioca or Arrowroot Starch

Both of these starches are used by a baker and are all-natural replacements to talc. Arrowroot is product derived from different tropical South American plants and tapioca starch is made from the crushed pulp of the cassava plant found in South American.

Both are used in paleo recipes as substitutes to cornstarch or flour. You may use these for treating your baby’s sore bottom in place of talc, as the use of this particular product can cause cancer in your baby too. For more knowledge read some talcum powder lawsuit news online.

Tapioca or Arrowroot Starch

Baking soda

You might have thought baking soda, chemically known as sodium bicarbonate can be used only in the kitchen. But it is not true. This product is widely used as a replacement for baby powder. Some people also use it as deodorant, applying it under their arms each morning.

If you want to read more on the hidden dangers of using talcum powder, you may find related articles on reliable websites.

Xavier Chung