I use deoderant alot and was wondering if it can lead to cancer. A friend of mine told me that it can and it scared the crap out of me.
Can deoderant cause cancer?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/26/2013|
What if your friend jumped off a bridge?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/25/2013|
Apparently it causes the inability to spell.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/25/2013|
Yes, there's aluminum in it that is know to cause cancer. You should use Almay hyopallergenic odorless brand stick instead. Works great and no sissy perfumy odors.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/25/2013|
Aluminum is only in antiperspirants, not deodorants.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/25/2013|
Almost everything seems to cause cancer it seems. I wouldn't worry about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/25/2013|
Join the discussion OP
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/25/2013|
[quote]Almost everything seems to cause cancer it seems. I wouldn't worry about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/25/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/25/2013|
Toms of Maine Long-Lasting Wild Lavender. Best deodorant ever and no aluminum.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/25/2013|
Isn't aluminum linked to Alzheimer's?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/25/2013|
Living causes cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/25/2013|
If you dug out a chunk of cancer out of someone and ate it, would you get cancer?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/25/2013|
You can use coconut oil as deodorant. It has natural antibacterial properties.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/25/2013|
I remember watching a British breast cancer professor acknowledging the link - that was enough for me.
Problem is finding a good non-aluminium deodorant.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/25/2013|
[quote]You can use coconut oil as deodorant.
But wouldn't you smell like coconut oil?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/26/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/26/2013|
No, R10, that's a myth long ago debunked.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/26/2013|
Only if you smoke it, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/26/2013|
R12, only if you suffer from chronic constipation.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/26/2013|
[quote]But wouldn't you smell like coconut oil?
Pure coconut oil barely has any smell to it at all...it's not like that tanning oil.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/26/2013|
The link that scared me was aluminum causing Alzheimers, but I think even that has been disproven or shown to be de minimus.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/26/2013|
A cup of flour, a cup of sugar and a cup of fruit cocktail WITH the syrup, stir and bake in a hot oven ‘til golden brown and bubbly!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/26/2013|
Your body odor can cause nose cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/26/2013|