Every single day I seem to come across another article or bit of research that reinforces the fact that YOUR BREAST HEALTH MAY DEPEND ON YOU READING THE INGREDIENTS ON YOUR DEODORANT LABEL!
I don’t know what the heck is wrong with our cosmetics industry but they insist on creating products that are NOT safe for us to use!
More Research on Parabens
A new article by the Journal of Applied Toxicology discusses research reporting “residues of five paraben esters in the human breast, at concentrations up to the microgram per gram tissue range and with highest concentrations in the axilla area (closest to the underarm).”
Apparently the researchers were trying to discover the method of entry for these preservative chemicals and thought that since they were at highest concentration in the axilla (arm pit) that deodorant was to blame. The article mentions, though, that “seven subjects reportedly never used underarm cosmetics, and other exposure sources, including other cosmetic product types” were discussed.
It’s not just deodorant, sadly. Parabens are in just about every body product – just go to the grocery store and read the ingredient labels – look for propylparaben, methylparaben, butylparaben, etc.
We have to be proactive and stop assuming that just because a product is on a grocery store shelf, it’s safe for us to use. That is just NOT the case.
They are creating health problems for us, people! We have to stand up to the cosmetics industry and vote with our pocketbooks. Declining sales is the ONLY thing they understand!
There are now a number of companies who are doing the right thing and avoiding the use of these harmful ingredients. One of my favorites is discussed in my post Another Source for Safe Cosmetics and Body Products.
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