Breast Cancer & Antiperspirants: Is there A link?

One of the reasons I started Indeora was to offer an effective body care alternative to using anti-perspirants.

There has been a lot of conflicting debate over the years on this topic and recent scientific studies by doctors such as Professor Philippa Darbre are creating a wider conversation on this.

Breast Cancer UK recently published an easy to read summary from recent combined research on the topic. (see link below). Their report findings include;  .

  • Aluminium chloride and chlorohydrate have been shown to act as metalloestrogens, capable of interfering with oestrogen action and under certain conditions stimulating responses associated with natural oestrogen. 
  • Aluminium has been shown to be absorbed through intact skin from application of antiperspirant under the arm. When skin is damaged, e.g. when you shave,  more aluminium can be absorbed.

As more research continues to be published in this area and consumers give more thought to the products they use, a switch to a natural deodorant can offer an alternative.


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