Attorney Brad Parker explains that talcum powder is a soft white powder made from talc which is a mineral primarily consisting of magnesium silicon and oxygen in its powder form. It absorbs moisture, acts as a deodorant and reduces friction which results in helping keep skin dry and preventing rashes. Talcum powder is commonly used in cosmetics and consumer products such as baby powder and adult and facial powder. When in its natural form it can contain asbestos which is a substance known to cause cancers in and around the lungs. If inhaled the use of talcum powder is very widespread and common it has been routinely used on babies children and adults for everything from diaper rash to a foot powder it has also been used for generations by women who have used talcum powder for hygiene purposes. Contact attorney Bradley Parker in Bedford, Texas for a complimentary strategy session at 817-318-8022 or visit his website at www.parkerlawfirm.com.