The studies and research provided below are only examples that outline the link between talcum powder, asbestos and cancer. A significant number of further studies have since been undertaken. 


Talc and carcinoma of the ovary and cervix

Scientists have been warning us of the potential risks for decades. A study dated back to 1971, researches the link between talc and types of cancer. An extraction-replication technique was used to examine tissue from patients with ovarian and cervical tumours. Read their findings here.


Does exposure to asbestos cause ovarian cancer?

A study carried out by Alison Reid in 2011 concluded ' women thought to have ovarian cancer had an increased rate in the meta-analysis if reporting having been exposed to asbestos'. Read more of the study here


Examining carcinogens in talc and the best methods for asbestos detection

US government publishing office, Washington December 2019. William Longo has a Ph.D in the area of material science and engineering with over three decades of experience analysing and researching asbestos. Read page 6, Dr. William Longo’s research into Asbestos detection in Talc.


Critical review of the association between perineal use of talc powder and risk of ovarian cancer

In 2019 Mohamed Kadry Taher, conducted a critical review and meta-analysis of peer-reviewed human and animal studies to examine the ovarian cancer risk associated with perineal use of talc. It found a 30% risk increase in those women who used talc to develop ovarian cancer. Read more on Taher's study here.


Exposure to talc and mesothelioma

In this most recent study in early 2023, the authors research the link between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. 73% of the cases presented only had exposure to talcum powder. Read more on the study here