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gloves with powder in it for a lab, what is the powder, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Corn starch: There will be somebody peddling fear of anything, but cornstarch is as harmless as you'll find. Some of the talc in old gloves contained asbestos which is dangerous, though I'm undecided whether it posed any significant cancer risk. Don't worry -- these old gloves are gone.

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