Studies link antiperspirants to cancer
For years the link between breast cancer and antiperspirants has been scoffed at
and regarded an urban myth due to a lack of evidence. That was until British
researchers found chemicals used in antiperspirants and other cosmetic products
in breast tumors.
“Our research certainly does not prove causality, but we believe that in a few
of these tumors the level of this chemical was high enough to promote breast
cancer cell growth”, says lead researcher Philippa Darbre, Ph.D.
In a more recent study, British researcher Dr. Chris Exley, showed that higher
concentrations of aluminum salts, a common ingredient in antiperspirants, can be
found in breast tissue and breast fat nearest to the underarm region. In 17
breast cancer patients who underwent a mastectomy, aluminum was found to have
passed through the underarm skin and into breast tissue.
“Aluminum is a metalloestrogen, it is genotoxic, is bound by DNA and has been
shown to be carcinogenic. The confirmed presence of aluminum in breast tissue
biopsies highlights its potential as a possible factor in the aetiology of
breast cancer,” said Dr. Exley.
Aluminum used in antiperspirants acts as estrogen and therefore could increase
the risk of other estrogen-related cancers, such as prostate cancer, and may
also interfere with hormonal balance.
There is a natural, effective alternative to antiperspirants that might just
reduce your risk of some cancers.
Natural deodorants made of large alum molecules in a salt form that cannot be
absorbed into the body or blood stream are available. They don’t contain
aluminum that can clog pores or enter the body. Neither do they stop the natural
process of perspiration in attempting to eliminate odour. Natural deodorants
work by keeping the bacteria on the skin from multiplying. They effectively
impede the growth of bacteria by raising the pH level of the skin, forming a
high alkaline environment that stops bacteria in its tracks. Natural deodorants
don’t just mask odour but actually eliminate it.
Sadly, despite this new evidence and availability of healthy alternative for
women and men, the antiperspirant/cosmetic industry still claims the cancer link
to its products as a myth.
NSP offers Crystal Clear, a natural deodorant that is safe and effective for
both women and men.
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