(1) His study of occupational lung diseases included the pathology of workers exposed to coal, talc , slate, and kaolin.(2) He tries for another angle but I have gone, red-faced and tripping over the edge of the step machine as I retreat, escaping to the white towels and curious-smelling talc in the changing rooms.(3) Here's a secret of the North Pole: Santa powders his hands with talc before donning his thick red mittens.(4) Gibbs concluded that the different prevalences of pleural calcification in some mining areas might be related to a mineral closely associated with chrysotile, such as mica or talc .(5) Inorganic materials such as glass, talc , mica, and calcium carbonate are additives and fillers currently used in plastics for, say, the auto industry, and add significant weight to parts.(6) Apparently talc and asbestos are similar, and apparently deposits of that kind of stone were indigenous to the northern part of the Appalachian range.(7) I work with a low-fire clay body consisting of ball clay, talc and bentonite.(8) Hydrated silicates such as serpentine and talc are also predicted to form by reactions between anhydrous silicate grains and water vapour in the nebular gas at temperatures below 300 K at 10 4 bar.(9) Thus, these results suggest that many patients may be experiencing clinically significant hypoxemia, which could be reduced by the use of graded talc with its smallest particles removed.(10) Crystals reach more than 25 cm in length and 2 cm in width and are associated with a mass of fine-grained talc .(11) I get this itch after three months, that no amount of medicated talc can take away: My latest theory is related to the fact that I have rarely lived anywhere longer than two years.(12) Consumer applications of talc include pharmaceutical tablet production, confectionery manufacturing, and cosmetic applications such as antiperspirant sticks or body powder.(13) The first is a medical issue, and that is the recurring advice in the section on yeast infections to use cornstarch instead of talc or baby powder to keep the area dry.(14) Body washes, shampoos, liquid talc , massaging balms and skin lotions are all priced at Ôö¼├║3.99 (available at Boots).(15) This form of bronchiolar disease may occur with inhalation of a number of inorganic dusts, including asbestos, iron oxide, aluminum oxide, talc , mica, silica, silicate, and coal.(16) The softest mineral in this scale is talc , while diamond has a hardness of 10.