ARTICLES

Talcum powder is made from a mineral called talc, which is composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. In its natural form, talc contains asbestos, which is carefully removed from consumer products.

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Talcum powder that contains asbestos can cause cancer when inhaled, according to the American Cancer Society. However, as of 2015, it remains unclear if talcum powder that doesn't contain asbestos is a carcinogen.

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Talcum powder with puff applicators is available in drug stores such as Walgreens. Talcum powder with puffs is also available at department stores selling cosmetics.

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

The basic building block of all silicate minerals is the silicate tetrahedron, comprised of a central atom of silicon bonded to four atoms of oxygen. This is generally displayed symbolically as a three-sided, four-pointe...

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The most common elements on Earth are oxygen, silicon, aluminum and iron. Oxygen makes up about 46 percent of Earth by weight, while silicon makes up about 28 percent, and aluminum and iron make up approximately 8 and 5....

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Plastics are comprised of a combination of elements such as carbon, silicon, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, chlorine and hydrogen. Carbon atoms form the backbone of most plastics, except the silicones, which have silicon as t...

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The eight commonly occurring elements that are found in Earth's lithosphere include oxygen, silicon, calcium, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, potassium and iron. The crust, which forms part of the lithosphere, contains arou...

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