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What is talcum powder made from?

Talc powder is nothing more than a preparation obtained from talc, a mineral of low hardness formed by magnesium silicate, that is, Mg6 (OH) 4 [Si8O20]. Because it is so easy to work with, it has been used since time immemorial to sculpt figures.

Today, talc is used, among other things, for paper glossing, dry lubrication in the textile industry, the manufacture of paints and in perfumery. Macerated, talcum has the property of absorbing moisture and leaving the skin dry and soft, hence it is used in toiletries. Likewise, it is also added to almost all powdered insecticides.

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