Controversial Topics for Contemplation
Feb - Mar 2017 Issue
By Anne E Auten
As far back as the early 1990's, the alternative health community was reporting that aluminum in antiperspirants and deodorants was a contributing factor in breast cancer. Yet today, when looking outside of the natural foods category, it's virtually impossible to find an aluminum-free, odor inhibitor. Why is this true when in 2017, there is plenty of scientific reporting on this topic? Perhaps the dilemma lies in the lack of conclusiveness. So, where does this leave us? I would urge you that the information you need to review is not THE science, but WHOSE science.
For many years, we've seen controversial information where the prevailing science behind the accepted research was funded by the industry/company/individual that gained the most financially from it. Fortunately, we live in an age where there is no shortage of information, so I would conclude that the best thing is to do your own research and decide for yourself. Then, if you're still uncertain, better to be wary than to throw caution to the wind.