Articles about talcum powder have recently flooded the front pages of many newspapers and magazines. Over the past few years, there have been numerous volatile debates among experts and consumers on whether talcum can be linked to the development of certain types of cancer. Its use in personal care products and cosmetics has also been heavily scrutinised. So far, no link has been found between the use of pure talcum and cancer. It is essential to highlight the word pure here as some talcum can contain highly toxic asbestos. It has been concluded that cosmetics manufacturers must choose their suppliers carefully and regularly test…