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Baby powder causes cancer? Jury says yes, scientists unsure

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(NPR) — If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance you’ve used Johnson’s Baby Powder at some point. It smells good, and it can keep you dry.

But is it dangerous?

Dr. Daniel Cramer says yes. He’s a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He says talc – the mineral in talcum powder – can cause ovarian cancer.

“Overall, women may increase their risk in general by about 33 percent by using talc in their hygiene,” Cramer says.

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