Similar to asbestos in composition, it's found in baby powder, eye shadow, blush, deodorant. Linked to ovarian cancer and respiratory problems.
Jury awards more than $70M to woman in J&J baby powder cancer lawsuit
"A California woman has been awarded more than $70 million after she claimed in a lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer. In a trial that began Sept. 26, Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, Calif. alleged that her ovarian cancer, diagnosed in in 2012, was a result of her years of use of the product." states http://www.usatoday.com/
Contributing: The Associated Press
Arrowroot Powder, Where did it get its name?
Arrowroot powder is a natural powdered root starch that is white in color and the texture is pure ultra fine. It is derived from the tropical South American plant Maranta arundinacea. The plant was given the name "Arrowroot" because it was once used to treat those injured with wounds from poisoned arrows.
Natures Paradise - Baby Organic Baby Powder
If you are looking for something safe and with less irritation for your skin or your babies, this is your product. TALC FREE. GLUTEN FREE. Arrowroot powder is used as a food thickener for many soup recipes. Why do we mention this? Because this proves how safe it can be. Safe enough to eat compared to talc powder, where companies are getting sued for the dangers and risks involved.