Singer and Grismaijer, co-authors of Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras, say that wearing a bra more than 12 hours a day dramatically increases the risk of getting breast cancer. A woman who wears a bra 24/7 is 125 times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman who rarely or never wears a bra. Those who sleep in their bra, they found, have a 75% chance of developing breast cancer at some point in their lives.
Harvard did a study in 1991 that showed greatly increased incidence in breast cancer in those who wear bras over those who don’t.
This research has been shown to the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as the American Cancer Society, and they have been aware of the research for at least 20 years. There are no studies that refute this. Yet nowhere in their information about breast cancer is there as much as a mention that taking off one’s bra at the end of the day can make a difference. That omission of information is what has Singer and Grismaijer so frustrated. It is why they 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.”
My mother died of breast cancer in 2004, yet I have never even heard this or thought about there being a connection between bras and cancer. Fuck. Thank you for reblogging this.
When I was around 10 or so, a friend of mine (at the time) told me that sleeping in your bra gave you breast cancer. I didn’t believe her at the time (not that I wore mine 24/7 anyway) but I guess whoever she heard that from actually made sense out of it.
when a fic says nc-17 but they aint even take their clothes off
Why do old people get to call and report noise disturbances past 10pm but we’re not allowed to call the cops on anyone mowing their lawn or using power tools in their garage before 10am
ppl who constantly radiate bad vibes are so exhausting like how are you always so that way
*forgets to talk to friends for 4 weeks*