We need the negative option when it comes to cancer awareness. The media should start reporting on what DOESN’T cause cancer ’cause these days it seems like everything does.
“Scientists believe aluminum salts found in antiperspirants could heighten breast cancer risk, but they caution that this theory requires further investigation.
According to the authors of a review in the April issue of the Journal of Applied Toxicology, chemicals that mimic the body’s natural hormone estrogen are known to affect breast cancer risk. And there’s increasing evidence that aluminum salts, which account for 25 percent of the volume of some antiperspirants, can get through the skin and into the body, where they can mimic estrogen.”
I’ve been conscious of this for awhile and it took me forever, through probing friends and plain old trial and error, to find a deodorant that didn’t leave me stinky by dinner time. Who wants to go out after work smelling like a friggin’ farm animal? And believe me, there were times when a little dab of handsoap was all I had to try and mask my rankness.
The one deodorant I found to be my saviour: Lichen Plant by Earth Science. It applies nicely, has no smell, doesn’t mark your clothing and definitely lasts all day – even during a work out. It’s not as cheap as conventional deodorant, but I feel it’s worth it. You can find it at most health stores.
Here’s a challenge, head over to your local drug store and try to find a female deodorant that doesn’t contain aluminium. Out of the dozens available, I bet you find one or none. Then look at the male selection… I’d say half don’t contain aluminium. It’s a consistent observation I’ve made note of.
It makes one wonder…
I do have one deodorant pet peeve I’d like to share in closing: I hate it when the tube is almost finished and the stick (which is now worn down to almost nothing) keeps flying out and hitting the floor, sending deodorant morsels flying everywhere. I hate that.