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Can deoderant cause cancer?

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.

by Anonymousreply 2406/26/2013

What if your friend jumped off a bridge?

by Anonymousreply 106/25/2013

Apparently it causes the inability to spell.

by Anonymousreply 206/25/2013

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 Anonymousreply 306/25/2013

Aluminum is only in antiperspirants, not deodorants.

by Anonymousreply 406/25/2013

Almost everything seems to cause cancer it seems. I wouldn't worry about it.

by Anonymousreply 506/25/2013

Join the discussion OP

by Anonymousreply 606/25/2013

[quote]Almost everything seems to cause cancer it seems. I wouldn't worry about it.


by Anonymousreply 706/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 806/26/2013

Toms of Maine Long-Lasting Wild Lavender. Best deodorant ever and no aluminum.

by Anonymousreply 906/26/2013

Isn't aluminum linked to Alzheimer's?

by Anonymousreply 1006/26/2013

Living causes cancer.

by Anonymousreply 1106/26/2013

If you dug out a chunk of cancer out of someone and ate it, would you get cancer?

by Anonymousreply 1206/26/2013

You can use coconut oil as deodorant. It has natural antibacterial properties.

by Anonymousreply 1306/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1406/26/2013

[quote]You can use coconut oil as deodorant.

But wouldn't you smell like coconut oil?

by Anonymousreply 1506/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1606/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1706/26/2013

No, R10, that's a myth long ago debunked.

by Anonymousreply 1806/26/2013

Only if you smoke it, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1906/26/2013

R12, only if you suffer from chronic constipation.

by Anonymousreply 2006/26/2013

[quote]But wouldn't you smell like coconut oil?

Pure coconut oil barely has any smell to it at's not like that tanning oil.

by Anonymousreply 2106/26/2013

The link that scared me was aluminum causing Alzheimers, but I think even that has been disproven or shown to be de minimus.

by Anonymousreply 2206/26/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2306/26/2013

Your body odor can cause nose cancer.

by Anonymousreply 2406/26/2013
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