• Mon, Oct 13 2008

Pink Ribbon Review BCAM Giveaway: Day Thirteen

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m giving away a pink ribbon product every single day during the month of October.

It’s October 13th … day THIRTEEN of the Pink Ribbon Review Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway.

Now … today’s giveaway is tied into an interesting issue: Do deodorants and/or antiperspirants cause breast cancer?

The National Cancer Institute has a fact sheet on the topic posted on their website. Here are the key points:

  • There is no conclusive research linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer.
  • Research studies of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and breast cancer have been completed and provide conflicting results.

Hmmmm … makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

Here’s another interesting find. The website snopes.com (a super urban-legend sleuthing site that I often turn to to see if things I receive via email are for real or not) is also ‘undetermined’ as to whether or not anti-perspirants cause breast cancer.

Now … we’ve all had mammograms, right? And we’re asked not to wear deodorant to a mammogram appointment, or to wipe it off in the changing room before hand if we forgot and put it on anyway, right? That’s because such products might show up on our films. Makes you wonder how safe they are … if there’s metal in those products.

So today’s giveaway is a solution to anyone who wants to eliminate deodorant or anti-perspirant from your daily routine.

Today I’m giving away a 5 pair pack of Garment Guard™ disposable underarm shields.

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“Garment Guard™ disposable underarm shields are 100% cotton discs that adhere to the inside of clothing. Just place them inside your shirt’s underarms before you don it, then go about your day confidently. At the end of the day, just peel them off and toss. You don’t have to cake on turbo-powered chemical antiperspirants, and you don’t have to get in a fight with your dry cleaner when they can’t remove those impossible yellow pit stains.”

From now through October 31st, Garment Guard™ is donating $1 from each 5-pair pack sold to the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness. For the original-size, $1 will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation. For Garment Guard Grands, $1 will go to the John W Nick Foundation (dedicated to male breast cancer awareness).

Available in a five pair pack, Garment Guard has a suggested retail price of $10.95 ($14.95 for Grands) and is available online at garmentguard.com or drugstore.com or in Nordstrom stores.

Learn more about the product here, at the Garment Guard™ website.

Remember to follow the Pink Ribbon Review BCAM giveaway rules and leave an appropriate comment on this post before midnight EST.

Good luck!

(Image: Garment Guard)

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  • Angela

    I’m a sweaty girl! Would appreciate trying these out.

  • T C

    Wish I had these now! Going for a mammogram later this week. Thanks!

    From Karen Lynch: T C , I’m so glad to hear you are going for a mammogram! Good luck. Come back and let me know how it goes for you (comment on any post, I’ll remember you!).

  • Carla Pullum

    Wow! these are a neat invention! perfect!

  • hetal g

    will Monday the 13th , my lucky one?
    herry123_us@live.com

  • Bruke

    WOW!! These are different! Could sure use these in those shirts that I don’t want to wreck from deodorant or sweat. Thanks.

  • beth shepherd

    Thank you! This is fantastic!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  • Holli Parent

    Neat! I’d like to try these myself!

  • http://motheroftwoyesposahermosa.blogspot.com/ Michele P.

    what a great idea, I have a few garments I would love to try these out with-and it would be much better than slathering on sticky deodorant.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  • http://siamo-collegati.blogspot.com/ Mary L.

    I no longer take the chance of using chemically laden anti-perspirant. Brands by Jason, EarthScience and Alvera are deodorant roll-ons but they don’t stop the perspirations. I’ll live with it, but these shields are a great option to try out.

    From Karen Lynch: Mary L., thank you so much for sharing these brand names! Another reader might find that information really helpful.

  • http://thriftyjinxy.blogspot.com/ Chrysa

    Great idea! I would like to try these.

  • Angela J

    Oh, these were used years ago, nice to see a resurgance for those of us that could use these.

  • Sandy

    yeh I remember these..as far as deodorant/antiperps causing I feel they need to more research with it-..wanna make those cupcakes- oh heck just send me them!

  • Elizabeth M.

    My daughter is extremely concerned about the aluminum in anti-perspirants potentially causing breast cancer and I would absolutely love to let her have these. She would feel so much better and I would like to ease her mind.