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What is the toxicity of talc in cosmetics?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Inhaled concerns: Talc is a foreign body that can cause scarring if enters the airway and lungs. Particularly there are numerous concerns with inhaling talc powder and the damage it can cause to the lungs. It also can cause scarring inside any body cavity.
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