Breast Cancer & Antiperspirants: Is there A link?

One of the key reasons we started Indeora was to offer people a healthy and effective alternative to using anti-perspirants and the chemicals associated with them, in particular, aluminium.

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 consideration for switching to natural alterntaives.

Antiperspirants applied to the underarm are generally left on the skin throughout the day, allowing for continuous exposure to aluminium salts. 

  • Lifetime exposure to oestrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer.
  • 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 in Ireland, countries like Switzerland are currently considering a ban or mandatory labelling on aluminum anti-perspirants as a result of recent medical research.

As consumers give more thought to the body products they are using, we have no doubt more and more people will make to the switch to healthier alternatives.

As more research continues to be published in this area, we believe making a simple switch to a natural deodorant offers 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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