At least five studies have proved the connection between breast cancer and wearing bras, so scientists are calling women for a boycott of Komen and the ACS.
The main reason why bras are linked with cancer is the fact that they prevent the flow of lymphatic fluid, which retains toxins in the breasts. It can be compared with ankle swelling that can occur on long flights.
Wearing bras for more than 12 hours per day can increase the risk of getting breast cancer, according to Singer and Grismaijer, co-authors of Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. So, women who are wearing bras whole day have 125-time higher risk of getting breast cancer than the women who aren’t wearing bras at all. Same goes for the ones who are wearing bras when they sleep – they have a 75% chance of developing breast cancer.
Singer and Grismaijer are really frustrated because Susan G. Komen Foundation and American Cancer Society have been aware of this fact for more than 20 years. Because of that co-author of Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer And Bras are “calling for a boycott of these organizations until they stop dismissing the bra-cancer link, and begin educating doctors and women about the cancer hazards of wearing tight bras.”
Even if you stop wearing bras when you sleep, you will decrease the risk of breast cancer, and if you reduce it to less than 12 hours, risk will also decrease significantly.
Singer and Grismaijer have a suggestion beyond the boycott. They stated “whenever the ACS or Komen Foundation ask for a donation, send them your bra, instead! This will give them the message, and help you prevent breast cancer at the same time.”