Does Deodorant Causes Cancer?


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Rumors suggest that aluminum-based antiperspirants are a cause of breast cancer, according to WebMD.< However, as of 2014, both WebMD and the National Cancer Institute report that no conclusive studies support a correlation between deodorant and cancer.

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The typical rumor or notion is that aluminum from deodorant enters through a shaving cut in a woman's underarm, and then blocks the removal of toxins from the body. These rumors somewhat stem from the fact that breast cancer often starts in the upper outer part of the breast, close to the armpit, reports WebMD. Medical experts largely indicate that studies supporting a tie-in are flawed and even those that show aluminum can enter a woman's body do not prove it causes cancer.

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