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From our friend, Bill Koehnlein, comes this funked up warning...

FYI- I use some stuff called Thai Crystal Deodorant Mist,
available in health food stores, in case you decide to
change brands. Worked pretty well in hot, steamy, Tabasco,
Mexico. Holds up in NYC summers, too.

--BK

In misc.activism.progressive, Michael Eisenscher <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

ANTI-PERSPIRANT WARNING

This email was just sent to me, and I challenge you all
to re-think your everyday use of a product that could
ultimately lead to a terminal illness. As of today, I
will change my use. A friend forwarded this to me. I
showed it to another friend going through chemotherapy
and she said she learned this fact in a support group
recently. I wish I had known it 14 years ago.

Date: Wed, 0S Dec 1999
Subject: FW: Breast Cancer Awareness

********** ***** ********* *****

Some time ago, I attended a Breast Cancer Awareness
seminar put on by Terry Birk with support from Dan
Sullivan. During the Q&A period, I asked why the most
common area for Breast Cancer was near the arm pit.
My question could not be answered at that time. My
question has since been answered.

The leading cause of breast cancer is the use of
anti-perspirant. A concentration of toxins and leads to
cell mutations: a.k.a. CANCER. Yes, ANTI-PERSPIRANT. Most
of the products out there are an anti-spirant/deodorant
combination so go home and check your labels. Deodorant
is fine, anti-perspirant is not. Here's why:

The human body has a few areas that it uses to purge
toxins; behind the knees, behind the ears, groin area,
and armpits. The toxins are purged in the form of
perspiration.

Anti-perspirant, as the name clearly indicates, prevents
you from perspiring, thereby prohibiting the body from
purging toxins from below the armpits. These toxins do
not just magically disappear. Instead, the body deposits
them in the lymph nodes below the arms since it cannot sweat
them out.

Nearly all breast cancer tumors occur in the upper outside
quadrant of the breast area. This is precisely where the
lymph nodes are located. Additionally, men are less likely
(but not completely exempt) to develop breast cancer
prompted by anti-perspirant usage because most of the
anti-perspirant product is caught in their hair and is not
directly applied to the skin.

Women who apply anti-perspirant right after shaving increase
the risk further because shaving causes almost imperceptible
nicks; in the skin which give the chemicals entrance into
the body from tne armpit area.

PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about.

Breast Cancer is becoming frighteningly common. This
awareness may save lives. If you are skeptical about these
findings, I urge you to do some research for yourself. You
will arrive at the same conclusions,

Thank you.

Katrina Scott
Asst Director of Sports Marketing
Univ Maryland
P.O. Box 295
Cole Field House/Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20741-0295