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1 : a very soft mineral that is a basic silicate of magnesium, has a soapy feel, and is used especially in making talcum powder. 2 : talcum powder. talc·ose play ...

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US Talc—Baby Powder and Much More - USGS
Mosaic of talc grains magnified to 25 times actual size. USGS Fact Sheet FS-065- 00. September 2000.
2015 - USGS Mineral Resources Program
TALC AND PYROPHYLLITE. 1. (Data in thousand metric tons unless otherwise noted).
AP-42, CH 11.26: Talc Processing - US Environmental Protection
11.26-1. 11.
Talc in Plastics - Mondo Minerals
2. Mondo Minerals B.V.
Download PDF - Cosmetic Ingredient Review
Apr 12, 2013 Safety Assessment of Talc as Used in Cosmetics. Status: Final Report ... Industry specifications state that cosmetic-grade talc must contain no ...

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Talc and ovarian cancer: what the most recent evidence shows
"Talc 'is linked to ovarian cancer','' the Mail Online reports.
Talc 'IS linked to ovarian cancer' says Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
Yet, the CDC does not currently list talc as a risk factor for ovarian cancer.
Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Fox's family was awarded $72 million in a case against the pharmaceutical behemoth because, the jurors said, Johnson & Johnson failed to disclose that its talc-based feminine hygiene powder carried an ovarian-cancer risk. “The message that was spoken ...
What you need to know about talc safety
The case is alarming primarily for one simple fact: Talc, the substance that the victim's family argued caused her cancer, is found in several common household products. It's an additive in some cosmetics and body powders, including products marketed ...
Johnson & Johnson hit with $72m damages in talc cancer case
A jury in the US state of Missouri has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $72m (£51m) to the family of a woman who claimed her death was linked to use of the company's Baby Powder talc. Jackie Fox from Birmingham, Alabama died of ovarian cancer ...

Suggested Web Resources

Talc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Talc is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. In loose form, it is the widely used ...
Talcum Powder and Cancer - American Cancer Society
Nov 21, 2014 Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral composed mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It is widely used in cosmetic ...
Talc: The mineral Talc information and pictures
Talc is known for being the softest mineral on earth. It is number 1 on the Mohs hardness scale, and can be easily scratched by a fingernail. Talc is not commonly ...
Talc Mineral Data
Gruner J W , Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie , 88 (1934) p.412-419, The crystal structures of talc and pyrophyllite, Locality: Harford County, Maryland, USA.
Talc: Talc mineral information and data. -
Occurrences of Talc. Geological Setting: Schists and steatite through hydrothermal alteration of mafic rocks. Low temperature metamorphism of siliceous ...

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