“Just like paedophiles, marketers have become child experts” — Michael Brody, who chaired the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s television and media committee. Strong words, perhaps. But it is time to return parents, teachers… to their rightful roles as the real experts on children

Cancer warning needed for talcum powder

talc-powderThe Consumers association of Penang (CAP) calls on the Ministry of Health to place a warning on cosmetics containing talc.

Talcum powder has been directly used on the skin as an effective absorbent to help deodorise and for imparting a silky touch. The primary component in talcum powder is magnesium silicate hydroxide (commonly known as talc). Talc is the main ingredient in baby powder, medicated powder, perfumed powders and designer perfumed body powder.