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Chemical Substance - Talc

NHPID Name:
Talc

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Additional Details

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The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient must be used in accordance with the restrictions set out on the Hotlist when included in topical natural health products, unless additional evidence for safety is submitted. For products in powder form intended for infants and children, the following risk statements are required: "Keep out of reach of children" and "Keep powder away from child's face to avoid inhalation which can cause breathing problems". Reference:http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php



Roles

Medicinal

Rationale:
Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 7 (a mineral) of the Natural Health Products Regulations
Reference:  NHPD


Non-medicinal

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Detail:
Talc can be used as an inactive ingredient in oral formulations.

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