Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer?
When talking about whether or not talcum powder is linked to cancer, it is important to know the difference between powder that contains asbestos and talc that is asbestos-free. Back in the day (prior to 1973), talcum powder that had asbestos in it was generally accepted. It was later found as being able to cause cancer if it is inhaled. This type of talc is not used in modern consumer products.
After 1973, a law changed the way that talcum powder products were made, and asbestos had to be removed.