Should you really stop wearing deodorants because of cancer risk?

As breast cancer rates continue to rise, experts have debated about where to lay the blame. 

Certainly, there is the obesity crisis, the fact that women drink more alcohol than before and that we tend to be less active than women of previous generations — all known risk factors. With the introduction of a breast screening service in the late Eighties, more cancers are now detected, too.

But could some of the blame lie with the use of antiperspirants? Most use aluminium-based compounds to prevent sweat, probably by inhibiting sweat glands. 

This is different from deodorants, which don’t stop sweating but mask its odour, and may contain chemicals to kill bacteria, but don’t contain aluminium.

Source  - Daily Mail

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