Your Bra Could Be Killing You


Bras are the bane of women’s existence. These stylish undergarments are designed to constrict and dig into the skin in order to push body parts up to make things look more supple and visually pleasing. Of course, you could be one of the lucky ones who get to wear the underwire support and have no doubt felt the stabbing of flesh from when the wire pokes into your armpit.

Sure, wearing a bra makes the “old girls” look perkier. And, let’s be honest, we feel a little sexier when strapping ourselves into a top of the line push-up, miracle, bombshell bra that the latest runway supermodel is sporting. But, can I be honest? Do those models look even remotely comfortable with their ta-tas on the verge of bursting out? And, how amazing does it feel when you take these en vogue torture chambers off? Perhaps we have been sold a line of bull and aren’t meant to wear such heinous contraptions.

The bra industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry dominated by large multinational corporations that have one goal in life: to sell billions of dollars worth of bras. Do they care that they are squeezing and contorting your body in a way that could cause future health problems?

Scientists took a look at the bras we wear today and have found that the constricting effect of bras could be causing cancer. Specifically, when you wear a tight fitting bra, it suppresses the lymphatic system below the armpits and blocks an internal network of vessels supposed to flush toxic wastes from the body. Over time, these toxins accumulate in the breast tissues and create an environment in which cells can turn cancerous. Moreover, aluminum compounds, parabens, propylene glycol, triclosan and steareths are examples of potentially dangerous toxins found in many common deodorants that can accumulate if your lymph drainage is impaired.

Years ago, a U.S. study performed by scientists Sidney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer surveyed 4,700 women and concluded that the odds of getting breast cancer increased dramatically the longer women wore bras. Specifically, women who reported wearing bras for more than twelve hours each day.

The Susan G. Komen association states that scientific evidence says otherwise. In a statement on their website, they claim:

Scientific evidence does not support a link between wearing an underwire bra (or any type of bra) and breast cancer risk [460]. There is no biological reason the two would be linked. Any observed relationship is likely due to other factors.

A 1991 case-control study found that women who did not wear bras had a lower risk of breast cancer than women who did wear bras [461]. However, the authors stated this link was likely due to factors related to wearing a bra rather than the bra itself. The women in the study who did not wear a bra were more likely to be thin, which the authors concluded might account for their decreased risk of breast cancer [461].

In an article by Dr. Mercolaon the subject, he suggests you can avoid some of the improper drainage issues if you wear a bra that is properly fitted. Many, many women simply wear bras that do not fit. The website Linda’s Bra School offers plenty of guidance on proper bra fitting and can help you find a more appropriate bra style.

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Originally published April 7th, 2015
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3 Responses to Your Bra Could Be Killing You

  1. sydsinger says:

    Sydney Ross Singer here. This article mentions my research. There are now several studies showing that bras cause breast cancer. The most recent epidemiological study was published in Jan., 2015 in the African Journal of Cancer, showing a bra-cancer link. Essentially, bra-free women have about the same incidence of breast cancer as men. 24/7 bra wearers have over 100 times the incidence of bra-free women. Bottom line: get rid of your bra if you want healthy breasts. (Bras also cause breast pain, cysts, and drooping.) For more info see my website KillerCulture dot com.

    • Tess says:

      Thank you so much for commenting on this Sydney. Please keep us updated with any additional information you find on this subject. It’s important to get the word out.

  2. Hopeful&Aware says:

    So many things are conspiring to give us cancer. Even chemotherapy and radiation give us more cancer. Check out the death rates on cancer version 2-3 and see.
    Tap everyday, quit using most modern chemicals in any form, drink filtered water and take magnesium and iodine.
    Oh yeah, meditation and tapping is incredible too. Best part is both are free and will still be available after TSHTF.
    Good luck to all

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