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Mom-Of-Five Reveals She Has An Addiction To Eating Johnson’s Baby Powder

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Mom-Of-Five Reveals She Has An Addiction To Eating Johnson’s Baby Powder

She claims to have spent an estimated £8,000 devouring Johnson’s Baby Powder!

A mom-of-five has revealed she’s addicted to eating an entire 200g talcum powder in just a day.

With the urge originating while drying off her son after a bath, Lisa Anderson, 44, started eating the bathroom staple 15years ago.  

Gradually intensifying, Lisa admitted scoffing talcum powder off the back of her hand every 30minutes and most times gets up at night to scoff some again.

Lisa Anderson, 44, of Paignton, Devon has revealed she’s addicted to eating an entire 200g talcum powder in just a day

Lisa scoffs talcum powder off the back of her hand every 30minutes

With the urge originating while drying off her son after a bath, Lisa Anderson, 44, started eating the bathroom staple 15years ago

Claiming to have spent an estimated  £8,000 devouring her favorite Johnson’s Baby Powder, valued at £10 weekly, the longest Lisa claimed to have gone without scoffing talc is just two days.

Keeping her addiction a secret for a decade before finally confiding in her ex-partner who asked why she kept sneaking off to the bathroom, Lisa has garnered some courage to get professional help after being diagnosed to have a pica syndrome.

Her eating disorder is categorized by a compulsion to eat non-food items including dirt, dust, and paint. On the other hand, the Talcum powder is completely poisonous when eaten or inhaled. It has also been shrouded in controversy for potentially causing cancer in women who have used the same product on their skin. Well, Lisa couldn’t, however, resist eating it.

Lisa claimed to have spent an estimated  £8,000 devouring her favorite Johnson’s Baby Powder, valued at £10 weekly

Lisa has finally garnered some courage to get professional help after being diagnosed to have a pica syndrome

‘I understand it’s a bit weird, but it has this attractive soapy taste. I can get through a 200g bottle in just a day and the bigger ones,  get through about one-and-a-half a week. I recall getting really drawn to its smell and now I can’t do without it. I get up every half an hour to have some.’

‘The longest I have been without it is two days and it was the worst time of my life. I hated it so much. I have always had it in the house and would douse myself with it after having a shower.’ Ms. Anderson explained.

Nevertheless, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has earlier ruled talc as possibly cancerous to humans. With talc containing asbestos – a deadly substance known to cause cancer when used for a long period to time, a US study discovered a 33% increase in the risk of ovarian cancer with genital talc usage.

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