Aluminum in Antiperspirants & Sun Screens Can Increase Your Breast or Skin Cancer & Alzheimer's Risk
Posted Oct 25 2008 4:48pm
A study by British scientists found that aluminum, a common ingredient added to antiperspirants to stop the skin from sweating, may be linked to breast cancer.
Breast samples from 17 breast-cancer patients, who had undergone mastectomies, were tested by the researchers. Deposits of aluminum in their outer breast tissue were found in the women who used antiperspirants. The aluminum was found in higher concentrations in the tissue closest to the underarm than in the central breast. Researchers believe the aluminum is being absorbed from antiperspirant sprays and roll-ons since aluminum is not normally found in the human body. Dr. Chris Exley from Keele University, who led this study, also suggested that an increased risk of skin cancer and Alzheimer's disease could be the result of the aluminum content of sunscreens.
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