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Antiperspirants and cancer

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Recent Internet rumors that use of underarm antiperspirants is linked to breast cancer are "unsubstantiated" and have "no factual base," the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association says in a response statement. According to the circulating e-mail message, antiperspirants prevent the body from disposing of toxins and instead deposit them into the lymph nodes, which leads to cell mutations and breast cancer. "There is no evidence of harm from the use of antiperspirants...consumers should not be unnecessarily alarmed," CTFA says

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