Parabens are preservatives that are found in deodorants. These chemicals have estrogenic activity in human breast cancer cells.
If we look at the ingredients in our deodorant, we ‘ll likely find that it contains aluminum, which acts as a “plug” in our sweat ducts to reduce sweating.
Aluminum deodorant may act as a long-term source of exposure to aluminum, which may accumulate in breast tissue in women, as aluminum may cause alterations to DNA as well as epigenetic effects that could potentially support cancer development.
Aluminum (specifically aluminum chloride and aluminum chlorohydrate) is also known to interfere with estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, and estrogen plays a well-known role in breast cancer.
Studies also show a high incidence of breast cancer in the upper outer quadrant of the breast, nearest to where deodorants are applied.
It was found that increased levels of aluminum in nipple aspirate fluid from women with breast cancer. They also detected increased levels of inflammation and oxidative stress, supports the possible involvement of aluminum ions in oxidative and inflammatory status perturbations of breast cancer microenvironment, suggesting aluminum accumulation in breast microenvironment as a possible risk factor for oxidative/inflammatory phenotype of breast cells.
FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
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