Deodorant has been use for years to combat perspiration and body odor but can antiperspirant be the leading cause of breast cancer.
We use antiperspirants daily. It's a habitual routine when getting dress. It’s shocking, is the product I’ve been applying to my body for as long as I can remember really putting my health at risk?
Most antiperspirant has an active ingredient -- aluminum which is a based compound that temporarily plug the sweat ducts and prevents you from perspiring. Normally antiperspirants are coupled with a deodorant, which contains the pleasant scent that stops you from stinking. They may also contain a number of inactive ingredients. Is this claim true or is it just speculation. Do we have need to worry. Let's see what studies in recent years have discovered about these products:
Antiperspirants cause Cancer?
Can aluminum-based antiperspirants increase the risk for breast cancer? Studies have reveal, most breast cancers develop in the upper outer part of the breast the area closest to the armpit, which is where antiperspirants are applied. Studies suggest that chemicals in antiperspirants, including aluminum, are absorbed into the skin, especially when the skin is nicked during shaving. Studies claim that those chemicals may 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 influence the growth of breast cancer cells. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the US and the most common type of cancer in the UK, the notion that antiperspirants can possibly contribute to the disease is a serious claim.
Despite these finding doctors are claiming that there is no convincing evidence that antiperspirant or deodorant use increase cancer risk”. Even though studies detect few chemicals from antiperspirants in breast tissue, they don’t prove that those chemicals had any effects on breast cancer risk? An in-depth study was conducted comparing hundreds of breast cancer survivors with healthy women, as well as a review of all available studies on the subject, found no evidence that antiperspirants increase the risk of breast cancer. Doctors are advising women to address the real breast cancer risks, such as eating healthy, getting regular exercise, and limiting alcohol.
There have been many inconclusive studies on antiperspirant. Some claim that there are no risk others say otherwise, however equally troubling and mysterious is the warning label found on antiperspirants that suggests the user consult with a physician before using the product if he or she suffers from kidney disease.
We cannot ignore the fact that our body was meant to perspire to release toxins. Anytime we change the way our body is intended to function it cause many health issues. Let's be proactive and choose to buy deodorants with natural ingredients. Deodorant brands are now giving consumers the option of purchasing deodorants without aluminium chlorohydrate, alcohol and parabens which can be purchase over the counter in pharmacies and supermarkets. If you are not comfortable using what’s on the market you can opt to make your own deodorant.