Sep 4, 2022
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Deodorants can cause breast cancer – scientists

Deodorants can cause breast cancer – scientists

This terrible news for millions of women was reported by scientists who have studied a number of cosmetic preparations.

The fact is that most deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum salts that prevent sweating.

As a rule, this metal does not accumulate in the human body, but, as doctors from the University of Kiel found out, when using deodorants, aluminum salts still remain in the tissues located near the armpit. According to scientists, the high content of aluminum salts in the tissues of the mammary glands in those women who were operated on for breast cancer can be explained by the habit of regularly using deodorants.

In addition, animal experiments have shown that aluminum can cause cancer. Scientists cannot say with absolute certainty that aluminum got into the fabrics along with deodorants, however, in their opinion, this is absolutely indisputable.

Several studies in recent years have indeed shown that aluminum-based antiperspirants may increase the risk of breast cancer. According to the authors of these studies, again, this cancer most often develops in the upper outer breast – the area closest to the armpit, where antiperspirants are applied. Studies show that chemicals found in antiperspirants, including aluminum, are absorbed into the skin, especially when it is scratched during shaving. These chemicals can then interact with DNA and lead to cancerous changes in cells or interfere with the action of the female hormone estrogen, which is known to affect the growth of breast cancer cells.

Considering that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, the idea that antiperspirants can somehow contribute to the development of the disease is extremely relevant. And therefore, many ladies who are aware of the yet unproven negative effect of using antiperspirants prefer to abandon this cosmetic product. God saves man, who save himself!

Manufacturers of deodorants and antiperspirants do not deny that they add aluminum salts to their products to help cope with the smell of sweat. However, they claim that aluminum is completely harmless, and for those who are afraid to use such deodorants, others are offered without aluminum. The only catch is that they are less effective, so most women prefer to buy those that work. But the scientists are determined to prove their case and determine for sure whether aluminum-containing deodorants are actually harmful to health.

Inga Golosova


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