Antiperspirants and deodorants often contain aluminium or aluminium chloride.
It has been claimed that using underarm antiperspirant and deodorant products causes breast cancer.
Two studies published in 2003 and 2004 attempted to establish a connection between the use of antiperspirants/deodorants and breast cancer. However, cancer experts suggest that these two studies linking deodorant use to breast cancer are flawed in their methodology.
A systematic review of six studies with 1674 breast cancer patients and 1662 control patients have suggested that there is no association between use of antiperspirants and deodorants and breast cancer.
A recently conducted primary study involving 384 people also concluded that there is no relationship between the use of aluminium containing antiperspirant with breast cancer.
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