Cosmetics and breast cancer

1st May 2012

Cosmetics have been found to make breast cancer more aggressive and fatal

Cosmetics play a key role in the development of aggressive forms of breast cancer accordng to a new study from America. The culprit is the heavy metal cadmium found in most non-organic make-up and cosmetic products. Long-term exposure to the heavy metal seems to helps the cancer spread.

Maggie Louie, a professor of biochemistry at Dominican University of California says, ” Cadmium doesn’t necessarily cause cancer – but it makes it more aggressive. And 90 per cent of breast cancer deaths are those that have spread to other areas of the body.”

Cadmium is a by-product of mining and refining zinc, copper and lead and is present in our food, water, and air, but women are almost constantly exposed to low levels of the metal via their make-up.

Reference

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, April 23, 2012

Women may unknowingly be harming themselves by using widely available and heavily promoted standard ranges of cosmetics and make-up.

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