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 Guardâ„˘ disposable underarm shields.
“Garment Guardâ„˘ disposable underarm shields are 100% cotton discs that adhere to the inside of clothing. Just place them inside your shirtâ€™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 donâ€™t have to cake on turbo-powered chemical antiperspirants, and you donâ€™t have to get in a fight with your dry cleaner when they canâ€™t remove those impossible yellow pit stains.”
From now through October 31st, Garment Guardâ„˘ 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).
Learn more about the product here, at the Garment Guardâ„˘ website.
Remember to follow the Pink Ribbon Review BCAM giveaway rules and leave an appropriate comment on this post before midnight EST.
(Image: Garment Guard)