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Cancer can be Caused by Underarm Antiperspirants-Disputed!
Summary of eRumor:
An email claims that the use of antiperspirants is the leading cause of breast
cancer. The theory is that toxins are released by sweat, especially under
the arms, and antiperspirants are blocking the release of the toxins, allowing
them to build up, and the result is cancer. It also claims that nearly all
breast cancers are in the upper, outside quadrant of the breast, near the
to the American Cancer Society and several other respected medical authorities,
the use of antiperspirant does not cause cancer. Additionally, sweating is
not the prime way the body gets rid of toxins, so even if the pores under the
arms were clogged, that would not doom the body to an accumulation of
cancer-threatening build-ups. According to the American Cancer
Society, the upper, outside quadrant is not the site of "nearly all"
of breast cancers, but about half that.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
Have any of you heard this before?? It makes a lot of sense, but if true I
wonder why it's not more known.
Please forward it to everyone you care about and even those you don't. Ladies -
some awareness! Gentleman - pass on to the ladies in your life! Please read
this... very important...
Some time ago, I attended a Breast Cancer Awareness seminar put on by Terry Birk
with support from Dan Sullivan. During the Q&A period, I asked why the most
common area for Breast Cancer was near the arm pit. My question could not be
answered at that time. This email was just sent to me, and I find it interesting
that my question has been answered. I challenge you all to re-think your
everyday use of a product that could ultimately lead to a terminal illness. As
of today, I will change my use. A friend forwarded this to me. I showed it to a
friend going through chemotherapy and she said she learned this fact in a
support group recently.
I wish I had known it 14 years ago. I just got information from a health seminar
that I would like to share.
The leading cause of breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirant. What? A
concentration of toxins and leads to cell mutations: a.k.a. CANCER. Yes, ANTI-PERSPIRANT.
Most of the products out there are an anti-perspirant/deodorant combination, so
go home and check. Deodorant is fine, anti-perspirant is not.
Here's why: The human body has a few areas that it uses to purge toxins; behind
the knees, behind the ears, groin area, and armpits. The toxins are purged in
the form of perspiration. Anti-perspirant, as the name clearly indicates,
prevents you from perspiring, thereby inhibiting the body from purging toxins
from below the armpits. These toxins do not just magically disappear. Instead,
the body deposits them in the lymph nodes below the arms since it cannot sweat
them out. Nearly all breast cancer tumors occur in the upper outside quadrant of
the breast area. This is precisely where the lymph nodes are located.
Additionally, men are less likely (but not completely exempt) to develop breast
cancer prompted by anti-perspirant usage because most of the anti-perspirant
product is caught in their hair and is not directly applied to the skin. Women
who apply anti-perspirant right after shaving increase the risk further because
shaving causes almost imperceptible nicks in the skin which give the chemicals
entrance into the body from the armpit area.
PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about. Breast cancer is becoming
frighteningly common. This wareness may save lives. If you are skeptical about
these findings, I urge you to do some research for yourself. You will arrive at
the same conclusions, I assure you.
Katrina Scott Asst. Director of Sports Marketing University of Maryland P.O. Box
295 Cole Field House/Campus Drive College Park, MD 20741-0295
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