Is deodorant hazardous to your health?If so, how so, and for how long?

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  1. Johnathan L Groom profile image32
    Johnathan L Groomposted 7 years ago


  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    It would be bad to eat it, I think.

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just use aluminum free deodorant. Make sure its not an antiperspirant since you need to sweat to get rid of toxins. Not doing so could lead you to suffer from breast cancer.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image77
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this


        I wrote a hub about deodorant and why it doesnt seem as effective anymore ,particularly for woman.

        Lime is the answer -fresh lime wink

    2. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      or sniff it...

      1. kmackey32 profile image68
        kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I hardly use the stuff myself....

  3. Monisajda profile image70
    Monisajdaposted 7 years ago

    I made once my own deodorant, it worked. I also use a small business family made all natural ingredients deodorant when I want convenience (funk butter). Store bought deodorants are full of stuff that I don't want on my body.

  4. Johnathan L Groom profile image32
    Johnathan L Groomposted 7 years ago

    I was told it clogs your pours and makes it difficult to sweat, which I suppose is very unhealthy in certain conditions...

  5. Johnathan L Groom profile image32
    Johnathan L Groomposted 7 years ago


  6. fit2day profile image69
    fit2dayposted 7 years ago

    The thing that makes it effective at fighting odor is what makes it hazardous. There's aluminum inside deodorant and that's what clogs your pores, which is the cause of many problems with rash.

    You can purchase deodorant without aluminum, such as Tom's. Another thing I've heard of people doing is using baking soda.

    I agree with klarawieck, though sweating under the arms may be unpleasant, it helps the body naturally dispose of toxins.

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We have a coworker who really stinks bad, I wish he would use

      1. Versatile Health profile image62
        Versatile Healthposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  7. brimancandy profile image77
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    Years ago I used to buy powder deodorant from Avon. It was called Black Suede. I loved that stuff, and rarely had a problem with sweating when I used it, and odor wasn't a problem.

    I have a tough time with the newer deodorants, not only do they not work for very long, they leave nasty yellow stains in the pits of my white, and light colored t-shirts. I also notice that almost all my shirts are getting some kind of white residue on them, that won't come out in the wash. So a lot of my t-shirts get ruined pretty quickly, usually from that gel crap, which is why I do my best to avoid buying it.

    Laundry soap seems to be getting cheaper too. The only cleaning product I do like is all purpose body wash. I never buy bar soap, or powdered laundry detergent.

    1. Johnathan L Groom profile image32
      Johnathan L Groomposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      deodorizing the Hubs!!!


      I guess we are being moved to a new domain on Hubpages!  This is to weed-out the foul-smelling hubs and allow the fragrant ones to flourish in Google page rankings!!!


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