- Aluminum compounds (Darbre, P D. states in "Aluminium, Antiperspirants and Breast Cancer", scientific article published in Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, September 2005 issue: "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.") Obviously that's not the only article on the subject. You'll be able to find other articles that explain why the scientific community suspects a link between commercially-available antiperspirants and breast cancer. Even though the connection between conventional antiperspirants and breast cancer is dismissed by the FDA and American Medical Association, the site of application (directly above lymphatic nodes) alone is a cause for concern for many.
- Parabens are commonly used as preservatives in food, personal care items and cosmetics. It is believed that Parabens which have a limited contact with our bodies are relatively harmless; after all, we rinse soap after washing and the food we eat gets digested and evacuated. The same may - or may not - be true of a long-term exposure such as it's the case with leave-on products. Most of us use anti-perspirant at least once a day which means that our bodies are absorbing Parabens continuously, 24/7.
Here are three items that I find particularly disturbing:
a/ the increase in sales of antiperspirants / deodorants coincides with the rise in the occurrence of breast cancer.
b/ the majority of breast cancers is located in the upper outer quadrant of the breast which is closest to the arm pit...
c/ Parabens are frequently found in breast tumors. Finally, Parabens aren't listed on labels as Parabens. You may want to monitor labels of the products you buy for such words as: Benzyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Methyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Ethyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Parahydroxybenzoic acid, Parahydroxybenzoate, Butylparaben, Methylparaben (E218) and Propylparaben (E216). (Be aware: this is NOT a complete list!)
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Ingredients of Sweet Orange, Natural Deodorant:
- Distilled Water
- Aluminum-FREE Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), a natural deodorizer
- Jojoba Oil
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
NOTE: If you’re sensitive to baking soda, you may experience burning sensation while using this product. If that’s the case, discontinue using it, immediately.
Sweet Orange, Natural Deodorant is free of Aluminum, Aluminum salts, animal products, synthetic fragrances, Phthalates, Sulfates, Parabens and artificial preservatives.
Directions: Spray under arms. Usually, once a day is sufficient however Sweet Orange, Natural Deodorant can be safely reapplied throughout the day as needed.
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