Breast Cancer & Antiperspirants: Is there A link?

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

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

Antiperspirants applied to the underarm are generally left on the skin throughout the day, allowing for continuous exposure which has led to studies from researchers such as Professor Philippa Darbre.  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.

Although it isn’t massively discussed yet, countries like Switzerland are currently considering mandatory labelling on aluminum anti-perspirants as a result of recent research.

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

We hope you will consider switching to Indeora healthy magnesium deodorant and enjoy an aluminum and propellant free life for your underarms!!

Source: https://cdn.breastcanceruk.org.uk/uploads/2019/09/short-brief-aluminium-salts-as-antiperspirants-13.9.19.pdf

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