That’s a great question! So can you get breast cancer from an underwire bra?
What about this one: Can breast implants increase your breast cancer risk?
How about: Can my daily cup of java increase my risk of breast cancer?
Good questions, all. A great on-line article in Health.com entitled “25 Breast Cancer Myths Busted” will answer all of the above questions for you, as well as 22 more.
While I agreed with most of them, I had to take exception to slide #7 about using underarm deodorant and increased breast cancer risk.
The article stated: “One small study did stumble on traces of parabens in a tiny sample of breast cancer tumors. Parabens, used as preservatives in some antiperspirants, have weak estrogen-like properties, but the study in question made no cause-and-effect connection between parabens and breast cancer, nor did it conclusively identify the source of the parabens found in tumors.”
I believe that enough of a question has been raised about the safety of parabens for our body products – quite clearly we’re getting them from somewhere, so why don’t companies like Proctor & Gamble just take them out? Because nobody makes them. See yesterday’s rant on the cosmetics industry and watch the attached video.
Why should we even take that chance when it’s so easily avoided?
Anyway – the Health.com article was a good one for the most part, check it out. It answers lots of those myths we’ve heard and wondered about.
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