Why do some people think that antiperspirants might cause breast cancer?

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Why do some people think that antiperspirants might cause breast cancer?

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Most cancers occur in the area of the breast closest to the armpit. Also, breast cancer is slightly more common in the left breast, which could be because right-handed people tend to be more heavy-handed with deodorant when using that hand. Breast cancer is more common in countries where a lot of antiperspirant is used. One study found paraben chemicals within breast tumours (Journal of Applied Toxicology 2004;24:5–13), and other research suggest aluminium may affect breast cells (Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 2007;101:1344–6).

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