While the recent Susan G. Komen grant-making controversy revealed the part politics plays in the fight against breast cancer, another discovery regarding the potential danger of everyday cosmetics has received far less attention.
Researchers in the UK have found parabens, a chemical found in countless everyday products, in cancerous breast tissue in 99 percent of women studied. Deodorants, shampoos, lotions, personal lubricants, sun-tanning lotions, shaving creams, makeup, toothpastes and processed foods contain this deadly chemical. The skin covering our bodies is the largest organ we have; any product placed directly on the skin absorbs into the tissues, muscles and bloodstream below. While more studies need to be conducted to confirm these findings, it would be prudent to take a second look at the products you use on your skin and remove all products from your home that have parabens in them. Switch to natural, holistic and organic products to protect your body against this cancer-causing chemical. An easy first step would be to replace your paraben-riddled deodorant with a Crystal deodorant found in most pharmacies today.
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