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Another Good Reason to Get your Kit Off – The Microwave Bra!

Microwave braI’ve long known that clothing can kill you. In fact I devote a whole chapter to the subject in my book Nice Girls Can Be Nudists Too.

I’ve also been banging on for years about the close connection between wearing bras and breast cancer as pointed out by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer in their 1995 book, Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras.

Quick summary of their findings in case you’ve not come across this yet:

According to the authors, wearing a bra can cause all manner of unpleasantness. It seems that ladies who wear bras for more than twelve hours each day except for bed are twenty-one times more likely to get breast cancer than those who wear bras less than twelve hours per day. Those who wear bras even in bed are one hundred and twenty-five times more likely to get breast cancer than those who don’t wear bras at all!

These findings have been disputed but never invalidated, and more recent studies, such as a 2009 Chinese study that found that not sleeping in a bra dropped a woman’s risk of breast cancer by 60%, have reinforced the initial findings (1).            Continue reading