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Angry with mumsnet for advertising harmful products

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cashmerequeen Thu 31-Mar-16 21:22:23

I don't feel I am unreasonable for being angry with Mumsnet. You are advertising DRICLOR in your latest 'swears by' newsletter. What you are in effect doing is attempting to lead as many mothers across the nation to a product that can cause them breast cancer. We are all aware by now of the terrible dangers of Aluminium in the breast tissue and the link between that and breast cancer, coming from anti perspirant as the source. This product goes even further by blocking the sweat glands for up to 2 weeks!!! One cannot seriously expect the results of that to be anything less than disastrous for the body, because it interferes with the natural elimination process in the most unnatural way and with harmful substances - of course, thats the only way to cheat nature, with a harmful substance. What a disgraceful company for producing such a thing. And shame on Mumsnet for trying to increase their profits. How can you have this on your conscience? You are in a position of responsibility here on this site. There are many mothers who rely on your judgements. Perhaps they don't have the knowledge to dispute your advice, or the time to verify it. So they go on your recommendations and would not think to doubt you.
Please think again Mumsnet. Please play your part in protecting the mothers who are under your wing, the mothers of children who want them to live for as long as possible.
Please remove this advertising campaign!!!

dementedpixie Thu 31-Mar-16 21:25:34


QuiteLikely5 Thu 31-Mar-16 21:26:04

I saw the email but I had a terrible experience with it. It bleached my clothes and gave me terrible sores under my arm where it burned my skin! I have to say when I clicked on the link it did not have the quotes on that were in the email either which confused me slightly

mudandmayhem01 Thu 31-Mar-16 21:26:40

The link between aluminum and breast cancer has been extensively dismissed. Mumsnet is paid for by advertising and driclor is a legal product which consumers choose to buy or not buy like any other.

fastdaytears Thu 31-Mar-16 21:26:59

Is there actually a proven link? If it's sold in the UK then I find it hard to believe that there is.
That said, I just put it in the search and the reviews on here are not good at all! Sounds like it hurts a lot.

dementedpixie Thu 31-Mar-16 21:28:11

DonkeyOaty Thu 31-Mar-16 21:29:03

Cancer Research UK indicates it's a myth

RavioliOnToast Thu 31-Mar-16 21:29:14


TurnOffTheTv Thu 31-Mar-16 21:31:17

Great link. Have you read it OP?
Or can you provide us with a link to your evidence?

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Mar-16 21:32:35

Nobody is 'under Mumsnet's wing'. Grown ups make their own decisions.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Thu 31-Mar-16 21:32:57

But it's an advertisement, and we as grown ups do not rely on mumsnet to extensively vet any adverts that they show. This is fairly normal, you are not presumably writing to ITV or Vogue about their adverts and their apparent disregard of responsibility about the viewer's that are under their wing?

Kummerspeck Thu 31-Mar-16 21:32:59

The NHS uses Driclor as a treatment, do you think the NHS is trying to kill you too?

Shakey15000 Thu 31-Mar-16 21:33:01

I think the warning should be that it stings like a bastard.

But yes, agree tis a myth.

Palomb Thu 31-Mar-16 21:33:33

I did think when I read the recent thread about disposable armpit pads that dryclor sounded pity horrendous stuff. Who wants deoderant that makes you itch, damages your clothes or gives you sores?

I use a €3 salt rock from France and have been doing so for 2 years.. The same one!

MidnightVelvetthe5th Thu 31-Mar-16 21:34:16

X post and erroneous apostrophe all in one post grin

AugustinaDuBois Thu 31-Mar-16 21:35:01

Is there aluminium in tin foil hats?

ClaraLane Thu 31-Mar-16 21:36:11

I loved my driclor, as a sweaty teenager it changed my life. I was finally able to wear colours other than black or white and I didn't have to wear sleeveless vests all the time because I was no longer sweating through everything. The only times it hurt was when I used it after shaving shock People need to take responsibility for themselves and not expect other companies like Mumsnet to do it for them hmm

ouryve Thu 31-Mar-16 21:38:49

Nothing like a bit of hysteria to brighten up a dull Thursday night.

BernardlookImaprostituterobotf Thu 31-Mar-16 21:39:43

But 'swears by' is user generated content isn't it? So members of mumsnet recommending things that worked for them/their preferences and other members being signposted to it and able to make their own decisions.
It is always our responsibility to ensure we are informed before using or doing things seen on the Internet, which is all mumsnet is - a useful but not expert website. We are lucky to have access to some very knowledgeable, helpful and generous posters but mumsnet is not the NHS or WHO or a health charity. It's a for profit website and forum.

FiveSixPickUpSticks Thu 31-Mar-16 21:39:56

hmm wow..

ButterfliesinSpring Thu 31-Mar-16 21:41:28

Half the stuff or more on the planet is potentially harmful. It's up to grown adults to take responsibility for risks they expose themselves to. If your not comfortable with something don't expose yourself to it. It's not up to mumsnet to babysit its readership

cleaning products have harmful chemicals in them - does it bother me? Enough to change to a slightly more Eco brand when I can afford it. Job done. It's the same for people with toiletries - if it bothers you, find an alternative. Otherwise live happy.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 01-Apr-16 09:56:36

Hi there cashmerequeen,

Thanks for flagging this with us. To clarify, Swears By products are taken directly from what Mumsnetters have recommended on the boards, and so is not an advertising campaign, as such.

Nevertheless, we always like to hear feedback and debate, so we'll certainly bear this thread in mind.

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