A recent study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry found increasing levels of aluminium in non-invasively collected nipple aspirate fluids from 19 breast cancer patients. These patients were compared with 16 healthy control subjects.
In addition to emerging evidence, the results support the possible involvement of aluminium ions in oxidative and inflammatory status perturbations of breast cancer microenvironment, suggesting aluminium accumulation in breast microenvironment as a possible risk factor for oxidative inflammatory phenotype of breast cancer (1).
The study also found the aluminium content and carbonyl levels showed a significant positive linear correlation. Studies have already confirmed that plasma levels of protein carbonyls greatly increase the risk of breast cancer (2). It doesn’t stop there, as the study also found a significantly increased level of pro-inflammatory cytokines, many studies have also confirmed that this type of inflammation correlates with increased invasiveness and poor prognosis in many types of cancer, including breast cancer (3).
In 12 invasive cancer nipple aspirate fluid samples the researchers found a significant positive linear correlation among aluminium, carbonyls and pro-inflammatory monocyte chemoattractant cytokine (1).
The main point to take away from this research is the fact that common food ingestion (food additive), injection (as a vaccine adjuvant) and topical application (antiperspirant) and other forms of aluminium intake may be contributing to the increased cancer epidemic in the exposed population on the planet today. Aluminium is a toxic element and most people’s intuition will intuitively want to avoid unnecessary exposure, even if they unaware of the studies that show that it is a health risk.
Another recent study conducted last year determined that aluminium salts used as antiperspirants have been incriminated as contributing to breast cancer incidence in Western societies (4). Another study conducted the year before that outlined how aluminium is not a physiological component of the breast but has been measured recently in human breast tissue and breast cyst fluids at levels above those found in blood serum or milk (5).
You might also be interested to know that a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley (UBC) School of Public Health has found many conventional lipstick products contain dangerously high levels of aluminium, cadmium, lead and other toxins. Researchers tested over 30 population lipstick products and found this to be the case. The study was published in the Journal of Environmental Health and Perspectives. Even women using minimal amounts of product still increase their risk of developing harmful health conditions like nerve damage and cancer by an alarming amount. It is important to note that there is no oversight or limit on chemical additives into cosmetic care products.
By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution