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A 20-year-old female asked:

Dropped talc powder all over my bathroom and inhaled it. my throat is a bit irritated and my chest kinda hurts. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Poison Hotline!: Talcum powder poisoning may occur if you breath in or swallow talcum powder. Talc can be very harmful if it is swallowed or if it is breathed in. Move to fresh air immediately & call the national toll-free Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 911. I wish you well with your health!
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Last updated Oct 17, 2019

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