[quote]Almost everything seems to cause cancer it seems. I wouldn't worry about it.
I've decided to avoid aluminum chlorohydrate (the classic antiperspirant ingredient) altogether because it's been implicated in cancer, particularly breast cancer (I'm female, so that's a serious issue).
But do you know how hard it is to find a pure deodorant without that aluminum? And when I do, most of them smell sickeningly sweet. Ew.
And those "natural" crystal things that some people preach about often contain aluminum too, so I don't even trust them.
Toms of Maine Long-Lasting Wild Lavender. Best deodorant ever and no aluminum.
Isn't aluminum linked to Alzheimer's?
Living causes cancer.
If you dug out a chunk of cancer out of someone and ate it, would you get cancer?
You can use coconut oil as deodorant. It has natural antibacterial properties.
I remember watching a British breast cancer professor acknowledging the link - that was enough for me.
Problem is finding a good non-aluminium deodorant.
[quote]You can use coconut oil as deodorant.
But wouldn't you smell like coconut oil?
I make a paste of baking soda and water, put it on my underarms and then rinse it off. Best deodorant ever, and if I forget to use it every day, it remains effective.
It neutralizes the odor source rather than blocking it.
As for the cancer link, a friend who got cancer in her lymph nodes was told that using an aluminum-containing antiperspirant that close to lymph nodes is asking for trouble.
A few years ago, after starting using a new antiperspirant, I developed cysts in my armpits. Fortunately, they went away but that scare made me seek only antiperspirants that are aluminum-free. Those are not ideal either since they contain alcohol and other chemicals, so I switched to those antibacterial underarm wipes.