Hello girls and boys. How you all doing? Mmm…..actually this time I am going to say , hello girls. Because my today’s post brings some alarmed information for girls.
One of the daily routine works of today’s girls is the use of underarm antiperspirants (a preparation that reduces underarm sweat) and deodorants (a preparation that destroys or masks unpleasant odors) in their under arms followed by frequent underarm shaving. But , actually very, very surprisingly these agents are found to cause breast cancer with this very much frequent use of their’s, as these products are found to contain harmful substances which can be absorbed through the skin or enter the body through nicks caused by shaving. But it is considerable, I think, as so far we girls have been doing so frequently somewhat really unconsciously, not knowing about the fact that this frequent work of ours can alarm us in this way to get alert about using these mere chemicals in our everyday life. But still there is no strong evidence supporting the results of these researches worrying about that actually these products might be involved in risking breast cancer.
It was found that breast cancer was significantly diagnosed at an earlier age in girls who used underarm antiperspirants and deodorants and shaved their underarms more frequently and in girls who started this underarm hygiene process before 16 years of age than those who started doing so later .
This question of such a risk arose because a high number of females were found to originate their breast cancer in the upper outer quadrants of their breasts where some lymph glands are situated and also contain a greater number of epithelial tissue. These harmful chemicals can be absorbed into the lymph nodes from the underarm skin and get transported to the breast tissue and initiate the development of breast cancer. It is also the area where underarm products are so frequently applied. Also the harmful compounds in these products, aluminum and parabens, are found accumulated in the breast tissues which is again a sign of anticipation towards the frequent use of these products, according to some researchers.
The role of oestrogen in the development and progression of breast cancer is well established. Antiperspirants work by temporarily clogging, closing, or blocking the pores that release sweat under your arms—with the active ingredient being aluminum, which may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like (hormonal) effects. Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, so aluminum containing products are thought to initiate breast cancer and the ability of oestrogen-mimicking chemicals to also drive the development and growth of breast cancers is seriously taken under concern.
But if you are using a deodorant-only product it is unlikely to contain aluminum but might contain other chemicals that could be a concern, such as parabens, which are used as preservatives in both deodorants and antiperspirants. Not only does this block one of your body's routes for detoxification by releasing toxins via your underarm sweat, but it raises concerns as we do not know where these chemicals are going once you roll or spray them on. But still there is no strong evidence based result that the build up of parabens in breast tissues is due to the underarm cosmetic products.
But in - spite of all, still more research is needed to specifically examine whether the use of deodorants or antiperspirants can cause the buildup of parabens and aluminum-based compounds in breast tissue and to research whether these chemicals can either alter the DNA in some cells or cause other breast cell changes that may lead to the development of breast cancer. Also till now it was unclear that precisely which of these factors — shaving or antiperspirant use, or both is actually is being the cause to give such results that underarm product use followed by under arm shaving gives rise to breast cancer
But all friends, since the somewhat rumor of such kind from our researchers is not yet well proved, the consumers should not get so much panic about the this one but still for safety concerns Consumers can look at the ingredient label to determine if a deodorant or antiperspirant contains parabens. Parabens are usually easy to identify by name, such as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or benzylparaben.
Also There are many brands of chemical-free, aluminum-free deodorants on the market, and many of these are safe alternatives. "Crystal" deodorant stones, which are a popular natural deodorant alternative often used by health-conscious shoppers looking to avoid aluminum, often claim to be aluminum-free, but some actually contain a different type of compound known as an alum, the most common form being potassium alum, also known as potassium aluminum sulfate.
Potassium Alum or Ammonium Alum are natural mineral salts made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin. They form a protective layer on your skin that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. And the better news is that these deodorants are recommended by many cancer treatment centers, as this may be a better alternative to most antiperspirants and deodorants on the market, also you must keep a watchful eye out for parabens even in these products.
Some posts in other web sites and blogs have also claimed that frequent underarm shaving and antiperspirant and deodorant use is the leading cause of breast cancer in young women today, while other blogs and websites claim there is absolutely no link between underarm shaving followed by underarm cosmetic use to develop breast cancer in women.
So, if there really exists such a link then definitely it is going to be declared by the research institutes at the end of their successful researches.
So dear friends, till our next post, which might be on “breast cancer in males”, stay healthy and passionate and keep blogging, and please also share any of your thoughts about any of the topics discussed in our blog.