Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bahaya talkum kepada bayi

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I think ramai dah tau pasal ni but in my case ada jugak yang bertekak coz talkum ni dah di guna pakai since dolu2 but for them their baby is fine. Again, for me prevention is better than cure right. Same goes to ppl yang smoking, tak semua yang kena cancer but kalau boleh elak buat apa nak take the risk. So better we take note what make talcum hazard to our babies. 
First, check label kat talkum baby dulu. Kalau kat ingredient tu ada TALC then this is what we talking about lah. But, i notice ada yang pakai talc zea mays (corn), aku rasa yang tu boleh sebab yang membuatkan jadi hazard ialah sebab talc.

Ok, what is talc?
Talc is a mineral, produced by the mining of talc rocks and then processed by crushing, drying and milling. Processing eliminates a number of trace minerals from the talc, but does not separate minute fibers which are very similar to asbestos.

What kind of exposure is dangerous?
-Talc is toxic. Talc particles cause tumors in human ovaries and lungs. Numerous studies have shown a strong link between frequent use of talc in the female genital area and ovarian cancer. 
-Since the early 1980's, records prove that several infants die each year due to accidental baby powder inhalation. Talc is a household hazard. 

- Check and read the label. The product MUST be
- Check the date on the container and make sure that the product is
fresh. Powder that is stored too long can breed bacteria and contaminate your or your baby's skin.
- Don't apply baby powder
directly from the container. Pour it first on your palm and gently pat it unto baby's bottom. Keep powder away from baby's face.
- Likewise, be gentle in applying body powder to yourself.
Never dust it on your face and neck directly, to avoid inhaling it, as this can lead to throat irritation.
- Don't use body powder on both your and your baby girl's genital area, as well as to areas surrounding it.
- Avoid putting powder on baby's skin creases, as the powder cakes can build up and encourage bacteria growth and can cause fungal infection.
- If you have sensitive skin, an unscented body powder will be best for you.
- During diaper change, never let your baby play with the powder; it can accidentally spill on his face, causing him to choke, or that he will inhale too much powder and lead to serious lung complication.

Hope above article help us to choose the best for our baby.

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