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Dubai Municipality scoffs at deodorant rumour

There’s a rumour about deodorant's toxicity going around in Dubai

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Dubai Municipality on Sunday responded to rumours about deodorants causing cancer.

Dubai: Another rumour has been circulating on social media, and this time, it claims that deodorant causes cancer.

Although this claim is not new, it has resurfaced once again and causing residents to worry.

On Sunday, the Public Health and Safety Department at Dubai Municipality has denied the recent rumours related to deodorants causing cancer.

On its official Facebook page, Dubai Municipality stated that there are no reliable scientific studies confirming that the aluminium compounds are harmful.

“The mentioned causes are so far unknown, and are under study by international accredited bodies. DM assures that the products are effectively controlled to ensure that they are safe and meet the approved requirements,” said the municipality.

According to the American Cancer Society, there are no strong epidemiologic studies in the medical literature that link breast-cancer risk and antiperspirant use, and very little scientific evidence to support this claim.

A carefully designed epidemiologic study of this issue published in 2002 compared 813 women with breast cancer and 793 women without the disease. The researchers found no link between breast cancer risk and antiperspirant use, deodorant use, or underarm shaving.