Boobs, Baps, Bangers, Wangers, Puppies, Moobs, Man Boobs. Whatever we call them, we’ve all got them, and we are all at risk of getting Breast cancer. And yes, we all know that, because we are often informed about it, but what do we do about it? I’ll hold my hands up and openly admit I just hope it doesn’t happen to me! Thats not actively helping myself to try to prevent it happening to me, that’s just living on a wing and a prayer and we all know that’s just not enough in most cases.
Now I’ve got your attention, I can let you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and if nothing else (yet I really hope you are examining your breasts on a regular basis to notice any changes) I urge you all to check out Breast Cancer UK’s website at http://www.breastcanceruk.org.uk
Breast cancer starts in the breast tissue, most commonly in the cells that line the milk ducts of the breast. It is the most common cancer in the UK. It mainly affects women but men can get it too.
Around 55,200 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK each year. That is around 150 people a day. 1 in 8 women in the UK develop breast cancer during their lifetime. 1 in 870 men develop it. Most of the women who get breast cancer have had their menopause, but about 2 out of every 10 (20%) are under 50 years old.
Do you know what could be hiding in your cosmetics?
Breast Cancer UK’s concerns about the links between harmful chemicals and breast cancer is supported by decades of scientific evidence. This is the only UK charity which focuses on the prevention of breast cancer.
#DitchTheJunk is an online list on the website which you can download to help you understand the ingredients in your beauty products, and a guide to safer cosmetics. You can then make an informed choice as to what products you wish to use on your face and body, how to reduce the number and quantity of synthetic chemicals you use every day, and how to help make your body healthier. Natural cosmetics, free from harmful substances, are readily available, or you can make your own.
With the advancement in science came an explosion of synthetic chemicals being used which our bodies may be subjected to on a daily basis. Certain chemicals have been linked to adverse health effects and some may be linked to breast cancer.
Breast Cancer UK reports of a recent study, led by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, showed that it is possible to reduce our body burden of certain potentially harmful chemicals – in as little as three days, simply by avoiding products known to contain them. Three days – WOW!! See, its not too late to act!!
Aluminium salts in antiperspirants
Aluminium salts are the active ingredients used in antiperspirants. Salts commonly used include aluminium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate, and aluminium zirconium chlorohydrate complexes. They may be listed in ingredients as “natural mineral salts”, “natural rock salts”, or “potassium alum” (potassium aluminium sulphate).
Aluminium compounds act by blocking sweat ducts under the arm. This prevents sweat from escaping onto the skin surface and reduces the moist environment in which odour causing bacteria multiply. Antiperspirants are a specific type of deodorant. Other types of deodorants may contain perfume to mask the smell and antimicrobial agents to inhibit bacterial growth – as it’s the bacteria on the skin’s surface that generates the smell from sweat. Click on the following link to see why you should be checking out the ingredients of your deodorant and why you should be making the switch https://www.breastcanceruk.org.uk/science-and-research/background-briefings/aluminium-salts/
I am running a campaign to help raise £1000 for Breast Cancer UK who approve of the deodorant sticks which contain NO aluminium salts. These are just £6.50, last you 6-9 months and £1 from every sale is going to the charity x
Please show your support by ordering a deodorant and please, please check your boobs on a regular basis and check out what nasties are hiding in your cosmetics.
I am much happier knowing that the deodorant that I use and that my kids use is safe.
Stay safe lovelies, K xx
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