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Asbestos in talcum powder as a cause of mesothelioma

The ordinary use of talcum powder causes exposure to asbestos fibers and can cause mesothelioma.  This is one of the conclusions drawn from a recent study published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.  Ronald E. Gordon, Sean Fitzgerald, and James Millette published the study of a major historic brand of cosmetic talcum powder.  Using talcum powder in small closed spaces like average bathrooms may increase the likelihood of inhaling the powder laced with asbestos fibers.

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