Saturday, November 5, 2011

Antiperspirants and Cancer

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, PhD.
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.
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
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 highalkaline
environment that
stops bacteria in its tracks.
Natural deodorants don’t
just mask odour but actually
eliminate it.
Sadly, despite this new
evidence and the availability
of healthy alternatives for
women and men, the
industry still claims the cancer link
to its products is a myth.
NSP offers Crystal Clear, a natural
deodorant that is safe and effective
for both women and men.
Source: (Pam Stephan's
Breast Cancer Blog);;