Breast Cancer and Your Bra
edited: Saturday, July 07, 2001
By Catherine C. Chadwick
Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2001
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Could your bra be dangerous to your health? In this article Catherine C. Harris takes a hard look at this controversial subject.
Is there a cover-up happening within the medical community? According to the Directors of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, there is a hidden agenda within the cancer research field.
“We’re putting medicine out of business!” says Singer, who runs the international Breast Cancer Prevention Project. Singer and Grismaijer maintain that medical professionals are ignoring valuable information in the prevention of breast cancer in an effort to milk money from the public. Singer explains one of the major causes of cancer, “is the medical industry that profits from breast cancer and has resisted this information about bras and how they cause this disease.”
In a study involving 4,730 women, Singer and Grismaijer found that women who wore their bras for 12 or more hours a day were 21 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those women wearing their bras less than 12 hours a day. Furthermore, women who wore their bras constantly, including overnight, were found to be 125 times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never wore a bra.
Could the bra you are wearing be a cancer-causing agent? According to Singer and Grismaijer, the answer is a resounding yes. They maintain that tight clothing can interfere with circulation and alter body physiology. Bras damage the breasts by compression and lymphatic constriction. Toxins get accumulated within the breasts because of this lymphatic blockage. These toxins are carcinogens found in polluted air, water and food. Bras are nothing more than breast corsets. Corsets and girdles cause disease.
Singer and Grismaijer are calling for voluntary resignations of breast cancer workers in an effort to remove what they say has become the “leading cause of breast cancer- its profitability to medicine.”
Before you dismiss their research or call their theory a myth, take a look at the response of the medical community regarding another theoretic cause of breast cancer. Recently it was proposed that antiperspirants could be a link in the cancer chain. The National Cancer Institute responded with this statement, “Scientists at the National Cancer Institute are not aware of any research to support a link between the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and the subsequent development of breast cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates food, cosmetics, medicines, and medical devices, also does not have any evidence or research data to support the theory that ingredients in underarm antiperspirants or deodorants cause cancer. Thus, there appears to be no basis for this concern.”
Let’s take a closer look at that statement. What are they really saying? In essence, they are admitting that they haven’t given the research any serious consideration. It states that they are “not aware” and “do not have any research data.” They conclude by saying that there “appears to be no basis for this concern.” Appears? As a woman, wouldn’t you want something a little more concrete than “appears.”
We have a right to demand research be done on the effects on bra wearing, and any other cause that may contribute to the development of breast cancer. We have a right to expect firm statements that something does not cause breast cancer, rather than a vague dismissal due to lack of research. It’s time for the public to hold these researchers accountable for the money they are spending.
Dressed To Kill, The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer, 1995 Avery Publishing Group
Fact sheets sent by Sydney Ross Singer *Special Advisory from the Medical Censor's Office *Termination of Employment Notice *Letter from Get It Off! Understanding the Cause of Breast pain, Cysts, and Cancer