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Deodorant Dangers

Updated on December 20, 2011

Ever hear of something called "Aluminum"? It's a metal, for thoughs who don't know. Well, you can find this "metal" in your deodorant. You may be saying "Okay, So?"...

Aluminum is a metal the skin can absorb when in liquid form. Your body is not able to break it down so it stores it in pockets of the tissue. Prolonged use will form tissue clots, or, TUMORS. These tumors can be VERY cancerous. Its one of the leading causes of breast cancer in women.

Another ingredient found in most deodorants is Propylene glycol. This is known as "Antifreeze" to most automotive users. Yes.. Antifreeze is goes on your SKIN with every application. Sadly, it is also found in paint, floor wax and even... Dog food. Propylene glycol is neuro-toxin known to cause contact dermatitis, kidney damage, and liver damage.

FD&C colors are made from coal and have been shown to cause cancer in animals; they also often cause allergic skin reactions. Triclosan can be absorbed through the skin and causes liver damage in some lab animals, and quaternium compounds are the number one cause of preservative-related contact dermatitis. About 5% of the population is extremely allergic to quaternium compounds, which can cause asthma-like symptoms and even respiratory arrest when inhaled. This, is ALSO in your deodarant.

I can name a few other chemicals that cause problems but I'll leave that to you to do some research.

I'd advise people to stop using it and stop buying it. I have a solution that is not only healthy and safe but even more sanitary then that junk in tube. Its baking soda and peroxide! I have tested this myself today, actually and it works WAY better. I didn't shower, worked out and waited hours. I stunk pretty bad. I took some baking soda and mixed in peroxide until it was a watery substance. I then poured it onto my hand and rubbed my arm pits. Spell vanished INSTANTLY. The reason why? It is bacteria that causes this odor. When you apply baking soda is covers the smell, when you apply peroxide, it kills the bacteria = NO SMELL!

I hope everyone who reads this makes the switch.

NOTE: Not all baking soda is created equally. Some have aluminum in them! I use Arm and Hammer as it only has one ingredient.


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    • ii3rittles profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Perspycacious! I actually use rubbing alcohol, peroxide, witch hazel and baking soda for many things! I can't use rubbing alcohol under my arms, however, because I shave. Burns something terrible! I'll stick to my baking soda and peroxide. Thanks for sharing this though!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      7 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A splash of rubbing alcohol works fine, and its pennies not dollars. (Keep away from children who may be curious what alcohol tastes like, this one can cause blindness.)

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for both your comments, K Kiss & thesingernurse!

      The sad thing about this, is these things are in there on purpose. People don't realize that a lot of normal every day products and foods could end up killing us. Its set up this way so we HAVE to go to the doctor and we HAVE to have insurance. Its all for money.

      I actually only used deodorant 2 maybe 3 times a week at most. Good thing! I switched to the "natural" kind and it still had antifreeze in it! I'm now only using baking soda and peroxide! Works better and is WAY cheaper! I also don't have to worry about it killing me! lol

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      Tina Siuagan 

      7 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Good thing I am not a fan of deodorants and I am more of proper hygiene advocate. Thank you for this very informative hub. I hope the health authorities would do something about it because that thing is actually available anywhere!

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      K Kiss 

      7 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      OMG this is so scary. I never used to use deodorants or anti-perspiration sprays till about 6 months ago. I guess I will have to stop using it now. Health comes first and I am generally a perfume girl rather than deo. Thank you very much for sharing this important information.


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