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14Baby Powder

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Another dangerous product is baby powder. Though, you wouldn’t know that by walking through the baby section of large retailers, because baby powder is prolific.

The reason it’s so common is that it’s supposed to help prevent rashes by absorbing any extra

moisture on the baby’s body. However, it can cause more harm to a baby than it’s worth, especially since you can also dry a baby with a towel or let them go diaper-free for a while to air out.

One problem with some baby powders is that they contain talc. While talc is much safer now that it no longer contains asbestos, there isn’t enough research to conclusively say that asbestos-free talc is any safer, and there is some indications that it’s still harmful.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is a part of the World Health Organization, has classified talc as a possible carcinogen for humans when it’s applied to the genital area.

The other problem with baby powder—even talc-free ones—is that they are dangerous to inhale. Breathing in baby powder can damage a baby’s lungs and create breathing problems for them.

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