What Is Deodorant Really Doing To Your Body?

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In the 1910s deodorants and antiperspirants were relatively new inventions. The first deodorant, which kills odor-producing bacteria, was called Mum and had been trademarked in 1888.

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While the first antiperspirant, which thwarts both sweat-production and bacterial growth, was called Everdry and launched in 1903.

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he rumor that antiperspirant use causes breast cancer continues to circulate the Internet. Although unfounded, there have been no published epidemiologic studies to support or refute this claim.

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The effect of habitual and experimental antiperspirant and deodorant product use on the armpit microbiome.

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This population-based case- control study investigated a possible relationship between use of products applied for underarm perspiration and the risk for breast cancer in women aged 20-74 years.

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The human armpit has long been noted to host a high biomass bacterial community, and recent studies have highlighted substantial inter-individual variation in armpit bacteria, even relative to variation among individuals for other body habitats.

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