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Old 04-15-22, 07:45 PM
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Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

Iím almost done with my last hoarded bottle of talcum powder. I walk a lot and find corn starch does not work for me- curious what people (guys in particular) use now that talc is unavailable?
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

Has it been banned or something?

Gold Bond makes a sort of skin lube, it comes in a stick like deodorant.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

Talc powder has been linked to asbestos, ovarian cancer, etc. I think J&J stopped selling baby talc powder. Inuse corn starch but if there's a good alternative out there I'm all ears. I've heard about using baking soda but I haven't tried it.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

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Talc powder has been linked to asbestos, ovarian cancer, etc. I think J&J stopped selling baby talc powder. Inuse corn starch but if there's a good alternative out there I'm all ears. I've heard about using baking soda but I haven't tried it.
Baking soda isnít good on the skin because it will change your skinís PH. As for skin lube Iíd rather not put it on my groin (at least not while Iím walking).
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

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Iím almost done with my last hoarded bottle of talcum powder. I walk a lot and find corn starch does not work for me- curious what people (guys in particular) use now that talc is unavailable?

Unfortunately I didn't know about it being replaced so I was blindsided. The cornstarch has been ok but doesn't last long or work as well.

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Talc powder has been linked to asbestos, ovarian cancer, etc. I think J&J stopped selling baby talc powder. Inuse corn starch but if there's a good alternative out there I'm all ears. I've heard about using baking soda but I haven't tried it.
Linked to asbestos? Like there's asbestos in talc powder?

Ah here are my answers.

In its natural form, some talc contains asbestos, a substance known to cause cancers in and around the lungs when inhaledMost concerns about a possible link between talcum powder and cancer have been focused on:
  • Whether people who have long-term exposure to talc particles at work, such as talc miners, are at higher risk of lung cancer from breathing them in.
  • Whether women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer...nd-cancer.html

I'm not sure why just this past year or two they decided to remove all talc products.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

I'm glad I was never told to put talcum powder on my cootch as a young girl growing up.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

I've used Pinaud Clubman powder. I like the old barbershop scent of the product. They have some on Amazon advertised and pictured as "talc", but people are reporting that they are receiving the version without talc in it.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

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Unfortunately I didn't know about it being replaced so I was blindsided. The cornstarch has been ok but doesn't last long or work as well.



Linked to asbestos? Like there's asbestos in talc powder?

Ah here are my answers.



https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer...nd-cancer.html

I'm not sure why just this past year or two they decided to remove all talc products.
Because J&J had multiple pending lawsuits and everyone else just followed suit. Iíve used talc for decades with no ill effects but I guess I have no choice but to use cornstarch.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

Having never used it, what the heck do people use it for?
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

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Having never used it, what the heck do people use it for?
Dudes put it on their junk.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

I use it on days I go jogging to stay dry down there.
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Dudes put it on their junk.
Not just groin but anywhere you have skin chafing, so armpits, socks. etc. Cornstarch just doesnít seem to work for me at all.

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Talc powder has been linked to asbestos, ovarian cancer, etc. I think J&J stopped selling baby talc powder. Inuse corn starch but if there's a good alternative out there I'm all ears. I've heard about using baking soda but I haven't tried it.
The asbestos connection to talc is way, way overrated. I also have had recent occassion to want to buy real talcum powder, but found it conspicuously absent from store shelves. Apparently, there was an asbestos mine in Libby, MT which made vermiculite for years, as well as talc, and both the vermiculite and the talc were contaminated with small amounts of some naturally-occurring asbestos present in both substances. The plant was shut down, people went crazy with lawsuits, talc was banned.

Talcum powder is a mineral, like asbestos, but pure talcum does NOT contain any asbestos. So, why the hell doesn't anyone make PURE talc any more? Fear of lawsuits from people ready to cash-in on the asbestosis / mesothelioma gravy train, since natural talc may contain 0.001% asbestos if not purified.

I believe that I still have a bottle of real talc, but use it so sparingly that it will probably still last for years. I'm not worried about developing hideous asbestos-related disease. No-one else should unless they eat the stuff or work in literally clouds of it, breathing it in without wearing a mask.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

I'm curious where you all are when you apply it. I've been going back into the shower stall to apply so as to help eliminate any dust clouds in the rest of the bathroom but it can happen, especially on the vinyl flooring. I've taken to cleaning the bathroom more frequently, too, but when I was a young bachelor and wasn't great at keeping house it would end up along every edge.
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I'm curious where you all are when you apply it. I've been going back into the shower stall to apply so as to help eliminate any dust clouds in the rest of the bathroom but it can happen, especially on the vinyl flooring. I've taken to cleaning the bathroom more frequently, too, but when I was a young bachelor and wasn't great at keeping house it would end up along every edge.
DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT!

Apply it in the shower, that's fine, I usually apply mine after the shower, but don't even bother keeping within the confines of the shower itself, Still alive after 60 years of talc exposure! The amounts you and I use are so little, just live your life and don't worry about such small things.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

Thanks for the advice. We've got several people with ovaries in our house so we use cornstarch, thanks. Plus, I'm asking about where people are in the house when they apply it to avoid a mess, not about talc exposure.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

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I'm curious where you all are when you apply it. I've been going back into the shower stall to apply so as to help eliminate any dust clouds in the rest of the bathroom but it can happen, especially on the vinyl flooring. I've taken to cleaning the bathroom more frequently, too, but when I was a young bachelor and wasn't great at keeping house it would end up along every edge.

In the front yard.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

I used to use a product called Zeesorb, until I developed an allergy to it. Not a great endorsement, but it worked while I could use it!
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I'm curious where you all are when you apply it.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

I never used talcum powder.
The smell always irritated my nostril area.
Would make me sneeze plus I dislike the smell of it.

Between this, all the lead in our old mugs etc it’s a miracle anyone is alive right now.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

I swear I saw a product using rice "flour" as a powder but not can't remember the name or if I'm just hallucinating.
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Re: Replacement for talcum powder other than corn starch?

Rice flour might be a fair substitute for corn starch. It's mostly starch.

Rice starch is also a possibility.

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Just do what they do at GOP parties, use cocaine on their junk and have the hookers sniff it!

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