A new additional evidence that aluminium could be a breast carcinogen was revealed in a publication by Professor Stefano Mandriota, a leading breast cancer scientist from University of Geneva in Switzerland . You can read the full paper “ Genome Instability is an Early Event in Aluminium-Induced Tumorigenesis “International Journal Molecular Science, December 2020 (Read here). 

An earlier epidemiological study published in EBioMedicne (2017) showed that the use of antiperspirants was a risk factor for breast cancer . “ Use of Underarm Cosmetic Products in Relation to Risk of Breast Cancer: A Case-Control Study “(Read here).

In the largest study of its kind, the team based at the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria , analysed a group of 209 women with breast cancer to compare it with another cohort of 209 healthy women the same age on the self-reported use of underarm cosmetic products . The results were as follows:   

  • The women who said they used cosmetic very frequently in the armpit area (meaning several times a day) are almost four times more likely to develop breast cancer.
  • The frequency of use of antiperspirants is significantly correlated to high aluminium levels in mammary tissues.  
  • The patients suffering from breast cancer have higher aluminium concentrations in their tissues than healthy women.                                                                                                        

The alarming conclusion is that frequent use of antiperspirants in females under the age of 30 predisposed them to a significantly higher risk of breast cancer in later life.

This prompted the Swiss Government to consider banning aluminium salts in antiperspirants .(Read here)


Aluminium salts such as Aluminium Chlorohydrate and Aluminium Chloride are used as the main ingredient in antiperspirant products because aluminium’s ability to prevent sweating by blocking the pores of the sweat glands. Unfortunately, the aluminium can pass through the skin epidermis .

As awareness of the danger of antiperspirants begin to gain momentum , many major personal care companies are coming out with aluminium-free antiperspirants as can be seen here:

Although the jury is still out on this , it may be prudent to apply the precautionary principle by choosing deodorants and antiperspirants free of aluminium . Because aluminium is ubiquitous (present everywhere) ranging from our tap water to processed food and medicine , it may be wise to also consume at least one litre of Silicon Rich Natural Mineral Water daily, such as SPRITZER which clinical research published in peer reviewed journals have shown to be very effective in flushing out aluminium from the body .

Below is the mechanism of how Silicon(as Silicic Acid) in SPRITZER removed aluminium from the body via the urine.

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