Today, around 95% of Americans use deodorants, and no wonder it’s an 18 billion dollar industry.
But, unfortunately, most deodorants on the market are full of toxic chemicals that can cause breast, liver, and prostate cancers. By using these “effective” deodorants, we often subject ourselves to many serious health consequences.
Most store bought deodorants contain a list of questionable ingredients, many of which pose dangerous side effects. One of these ingredients is aluminum.
Aluminum in deodorants can cause breast cancer
Aluminum is the #1 deodorant ingredient to avoid! Furthermore, most brands contain aluminum compounds.
Clinical studies showing a disproportionately high incidence of breast cancer in the upper outer quadrant of the breast together with reports of genomic instability in outer quadrants of the breast provide supporting evidence for a role for locally applied cosmetic chemicals in the development of breast cancer. Aluminum is known to have a genotoxic profile, capable of causing both DNA alterations and epigenetic effects, and this would be consistent with a potential role in breast cancer if such effects occurred in breast cells. Source US National Library of Medicine National Insitute of Health
What does aluminum do to your health?
Aluminum can cause DNA changes that may lead to cancer. A long term use of aluminum products is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. Did you know that the breast cancer is starting in the outermost part of the breast – pretty much your armpit, the area where we apply these toxic deodorants.
You can read more about the connection between aluminum and breast cancer here.
Other ingredients to avoid
- Propylene glycol
- TEA and DEA
- Talc (can contain asbestos)
- FD & C colors
Endoctrine Disrupting Chemicals
Most deodorants contain endocrine disrupting chemicals have hormone-like effects on humans and and interfere with the endocrine system by either mimicking or blocking our natural hormones and messing our natural bodily functions.
Member scientists of the Endocrine Society state,
“We present the evidence that endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostrate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology.”
New studies also found that these dangerous chemicals cause physical feminization in male. A study published by the International Journal of Andrology discovered that feminization of boys can now be seen through their play habits.
The Most Toxic Deodorants that can give you cancer
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What to Use Instead
I make my own natural deodorant that is actually good for your body. Check out my handmade deodorant effective and moisturizing!
What you put on your skin is absorbed into your body.
DETOX TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY
Fortunately, it is quite easy and inexpensive to cleanse your body of toxic substances like aluminum by using foods in your diet such as spirulina.
( you can find it here) It is known for its distinctive green color and strong odor. Spirulina is the most effective food that removes heavy metals from the nervous system and the liver. It has the most detoxifying effect on your body.
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