Here is a typical list with ingredients of an hand cream:
The product is described as containing "natural" herbal extracts. YOU do your own exercise and see how many bad ingredients you can find in your products.
Breast cancer and impurities. EWG's assessment of product ingredient labels and data on cancer-causing chemicals identified three common impurities in personal care products that are linked to mammary tumors in animal studies — ethylene oxide, PAHs, and 1,3-butadiene. Since September 2004 the EU has banned the use of petroleum jelly due to the carcinogenic contamination found in products containing petrolatum. The ingredients for which these impurities are of concern are used in one of every four personal care products on the market. Here are the others names for this ingredient.
Almost every metal, which is abundant in the environment has a role in human health and nutrition. There is also no doubt that aluminum occurs in brain tissue of people who have Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's Disease is not the only condition that can be caused by fear of exposure to aluminum. The European Journal of Cancer Prevention reports says that "shaving combined with the use of underarm antiperspirant deodorant containing aluminum may play a role in breast cancer." Hair is a skin barrier protection and shaving, removes the open pores and lead to increased absorption of aluminum.
A recent study published in the Journal of Anorganic Chemistry of aluminum found in breast tissue obtained from operation of mastectomy (breast removal operation reached the cancer). Researchers took samples from both breast tissue and from adipose tissue of the breast. Measuring the level of aluminum in these samples experts found that the external regions of the breast, armpit and the side that is in the concentration of aluminum is significantly higher than in internal regions of the breast (the central areas, median and medial). In exactly those places where they found maximum concentrations of aluminum, breast tumors occur more frequently.
Then, in December 2003 was published in European Journal of Cancer Prevention study that found a statistically significant correlation between frequency of use antiperspirants and the occurrence of breast cancer earlier. 437 women with breast cancer were interviewed in the frequency of habitual use of antiperspirants and shave armpit hair. Laugh at those most frequently used in most antiperspirants several times a day, cancer occurs at younger ages.
In the September 2005 edition of the Journal of Anorganic Chemistry published a study that has shown that aluminum is a metaloestrogen, is a metal activating estrogen receptors throughout the body. Aluminum is also genotoxic. It produces mutations at the DNA level.
Search the list of ingredients and see if it contains aluminum antiperspirant use and if so immediately stop use and seek a product that does not contain this ingredient.
Deodorants containing aluminum: Dove, Nivea, Sure, Mum, Palmolive Sanex, Lynx and many more
Deodorants not containing aluminum: Epoch, Deo Roll-on-ul Krauter