Nigel Hawkes, Deodorant chemicals found in tumours, The Times 12/01/2004
Scientists have found traces of chemicals used in perspirants and deodorants in breast tumours.
The materials, parabens, are used in the products as preservatives. But the discovery does not imply cause and effect, as both the cosmetics industry and cancer experts hastened to insist. (…)
Parabens have been shown to be able to mimic the action of the female hormone oestrogen and oestrogen can drive the growth of human breast tumours.