Perfume sold to fund cancer research may actually cause cancer

Posted Oct 15, 2011 by Kevin Fitzgerald
In a very ironic twist of events, a recent discovery has been made that "Promise Me," a perfume sold by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help raise funds for breast cancer research, may in fact contain ingredients that cause cancer.
The symbolic pink ribbon is displayed in honor of breast cancer awareness.
The symbolic pink ribbon is displayed in honor of breast cancer awareness.
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WSAW reports that a group known as Breast Cancer Action wants the perfume pulled from store shelves.
Karuna Jagger, the Executive Director of the group, decided to have the perfume scientifically tested over safety concerns after the perfume debuted earlier this year. Surprisingly, it was discovered that the perfume contained ingredients that have been linked to causing breast cancer. These questionable substances in the perfume are not even listed on its label.
According to CBS San Francisco, when representatives at Susan G. Komen for the Cure were notified of the findings, they issued a rather confusing response. On one hand, they defend themselves and state that all ingredients were tested for safety prior to the manufacturing of the product. On the other hand, they say they will be working to reformulate the perfume to eliminate any concerns.
Major retailers, such as Target and Nordstrom, are known to carry the perfume. It can also be purchased on sites like Amazon. No official word yet on when or if the perfume's sales will be halted.