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What is the difference between cornstarch baby powder and talcum baby powder?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
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Corn starch is used in most baby powders today because it is safer, particularly if you breath some of it in.
Talc is made from the mineral talc and can be harmful to the lungs if breathed in in sufficient quantities. We don't recommend talc for babies.

In brief: Ingedient

Corn starch is used in most baby powders today because it is safer, particularly if you breath some of it in.
Talc is made from the mineral talc and can be harmful to the lungs if breathed in in sufficient quantities. We don't recommend talc for babies.
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