There have been a lot of rumors swirling around about how deodorants and antiperspirants can be a cause of breast cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease, so I did some research to find out why…
According to the National Cancer Institute, there is no solid scientific proof that deodorants and antiperspirants are a cause of breast cancer; however, parabens (used as a preservative in deodorants) have been proven to mimic estrogen, which can promote the growth of breast cancer cells. That’s enough to make me worry. Breastcancer.org states that 1 in 8 women (that reach the age of 70) will develop an invasive form of breast cancer.
Antiperspirants contain aluminum that is engineered to plug up the sweat ducts. Alzheimer’s patients have a much higher content of aluminum in the brain making the correlation seem pretty suspicious. The Alzheimer’s Association predict a 44% increase in the disease growth by 2025!
While there is no concrete evidence that deodorants and antiperspirants cause these incredibly devastating diseases, the rise in people contracting these diseases is eerie. Clearly, we’re doing something wrong!
Why we don’t need antiperspirants and deodorants
Our bodies are made to sweat. Other than keeping our bodies cool in warm climates, sweating is a natural detox. Antiperspirants clog up our sweat ducts, preventing the toxins from being released and putting aluminum on your skin to be absorbed into your system.