Researchers from the George Washington University School of Medicine conducted a study on talc particles found in surgically resected tissues of talc-exposed ovarian carcinoma patients to analyze and contrast the differences of talc particles found in talc-containing baby powder (TCBP). The analysis was done using light and electron microscopy to calculate the physical properties of talc particles from each sample.
The data, in conjunction preceding experiments and medical reports, supported the hypothesis that the development of ovarian cancer is heightened when particles found in TCBP become lodged in a woman's reproductive tract. Researchers concluded that the experiments verified the presence of talc in TCBP, in addition to the particles sharing similar sizing and form as those found in the human tissue samples.
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