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Mike Richter wrote:

>
> > Now, this post has me worried!
> >
> > I know that talcum powder is made by finely grinding up the mineral talc...
> > so, how do they make BABY powder?!?!
>
> In the U.S., not with talc any longer. An alternative was always
> cornstarch, but I don't think the powder people ever found a way to make
> enough money from it.
>
> Mike
> --

Not as OT as you'd think....if I recall correctly, collector & dealer Jim
Hadfield worked in the talc mines, and suffered. He was the last surviving member
of his particular shift.

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