American cancer Society reports - "For some time, an email rumor suggested that underarm antiperspirants cause breast cancer. Among its claims: Cancer-causing substances in antiperspirants are absorbed through razor nicks from underarm shaving. These substances are said to be deposited in the lymph nodes under the arm, which are not able to get rid of them by sweating because the antiperspirant keeps you from perspiring. This causes a high concentration of toxins, which leads to cells mutating into cancer."
"You can sell something without any evidence that it's safe or effective." Dr Pieter Cohen, Harvard Medical School
It's the multi-billion dollar industry selling health supplements and vitamins - over the counter pills and capsules bought in enormous numbers by consumers.
and Safety, from the PBS Frontline program and presented by Sarah
Ferguson, goes to air on Monday 16th of May at 8.30pm EDT. It is
replayed on Tuesday 17th May at 10.00am and Wednesday 18th at 11pm. It
can also be seen on ABC News 24 on Saturday at 8.00pm AEST, ABC iview.