Dr. Medhat Abu-Shaaban, medical director and pediatrician at myPediaclinic (Voted best pediatric clinic in Dubai), on the usage of Talc Powder
Many parents use powder when changing the diapers for their children. However, I would like to warn you that the powder available in the markets contains the mineral Talc. Recent studies proved that the Talc powder could cause Ovarian Cancer in woman, and could cause allergies that irritate the chest if the child inhaled it.
I highly recommend that you refrain from using this powder on your child, or at least, replace it with the one that only contains cornstarch and to be used very carefully on the child’s skin.