Is Antiperspirant Deodorant Toxic?

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antiperspirantYour antiperspirant deodorant could be leaving your vulnerable to cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and kidney problems all because of the presence of aluminium. 

Aluminium, along with other toxic metals found in our foods and beauty products have long  been linked with health complications but new research has now shown that these metals are causing an entirely new class of cancer causing estrogens called “metalloestrogens.”

One study found that metals including aluminium, cadmium, cobalt, mercury, lead, mercury, nickel and tin were all capable of binding to cellular estrogen receptors to then mimic the actions of the hormone.

Today, many make up and beauty products contain lead and aluminium, including antiperspirant deodorant which is applied to the area very close to breast tissue.

Aluminium is added to antiperspirants to help temporarily block sweat ducts, thereby keeping you dry and sweat-free.

The study stated, “aluminium salts used as antiperspirants have been incriminated as contributing to breast cancer incidence in Western societies.”

While there has been no confirmation that aluminium based deodorants cause cancer, the study does continue to state that long term exposure to aluminium at doses much lower than what is found in most antiperspirants could pose a risk to health.

High levels of aluminium have also been associated with Alzheimer’s disease and kidney failure.

If you are concerned about the levels of aluminium in your deodorants there are many alternatives available today. Feel free to share your favorites in the comment section below.

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