Ep7: Deodorant-Antiperspirant and Breast Cancer Explained

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No, I do not want you out here musty. There is some knowledge that everyone should know about so that they can make their own informed choices about their use of a product. Antiperspirant is one of those products. There is an association between antiperspirant usage and breast cancer, but not in the way that you may think. This episode breaks down the research and explains how to avoid the problematic ingredients getting into your system at such high rates.

My OG Youtube Video: Deodorant Causes BREAST CANCER | CANCEL THAT TOO! | #25 (May 2018)

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Disparities in Breast Cancer: African American Women

Flarend R, Bin T, Elmore D, Hem SL. A preliminary study of the dermal absorption of aluminium from antiperspirants using aluminium-26. Food Chem Toxicol. 2001 Feb;39(2):163-8.

Rodrigues-Peres RM, Cadore S, Febraio S, Heinrich JK, Serra KP, Derchain SF, Vassallo J, Sarian LO. Aluminum concentrations in central and peripheral areas of malignant breast lesions do not differ from those in normal breast tissues. BMC Cancer. 2013 Mar 8;13:104.

Darbre PD, Pugazhendhi D, Mannello F. Aluminium and human breast diseases. J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1484-8.

McGrath KG. An earlier age of breast cancer diagnosis related to more frequent use of antiperspirants/deodorants and underarm shaving. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2003 Dec;12(6):479-85.

Callewaert C, Hutapea P, Van de Wiele T, Boon N. Deodorants and antiperspirants affect the axillary bacterial community. Arch Dermatol Res. 2014 Oct;306(8):701-10.

Darbre PD. Underarm antiperspirants/deodorants and breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2009;11 Suppl 3:S5.

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Mannello F, Tonti GA, Medda V, Simone P, Darbre PD. Analysis of aluminium content and iron homeostasis in nipple aspirate fluids from healthy women and breast cancer-affected patients. J Appl Toxicol. 2011 Apr;31(3):262-9.

Antiperspirants don’t cause breast cancer. Harv Womens Health Watch. 2003 Jan;10(5):7.

Sappino AP, Buser R, Lesne L, Gimelli S, Béna F, Belin D, Mandriota SJ. Aluminium chloride promotes anchorage-independent growth in human mammary epithelial cells.

*Note* I am not an expert in this field. All literature interpretations are from my perspective and do not always reflect the intention of the authors.

3 thoughts on “Ep7: Deodorant-Antiperspirant and Breast Cancer Explained

  1. I look forward to listening to the ReserchHER every week. The topics are relevant, impactful and delivered with amazing energy. Please keep these informative podcast coming. Sisters need you and we’re here in full support.

    1. Thank you auntie. <3 I look forward to sharing. I cannot wait until you hear all that is planned!

  2. Elissia,

    O my goodness I honestly love your show. I love how real you are and just the transparency that you have. Every time your voice change or you start singing, I be cracking up. But I had to honestly stop this podcast today and send a message. Girl I never knew that when I shave I am removing the top layer and depositing more chemicals on to myself. Girl I literally screamed in the lab. What have I been doing to myself. Thank you for explaining what that really means. Cancer runs rapidly in my family and I need to send them all this particular podcast to let them know the truth. As soon as I get home I am removing all of these chemicals from my home.

    Thank you for being you and I look forward to more episodes…

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