WHAT WE DON'T USE

Say NO to >> Aluminum Compounds

​Aluminum compounds within deodorants act as a plug within the sweat ducts and temporarily stop the flow of sweat. However, these compounds can be absorbed by your skin. Just as the parabens, these compounds can mimic estrogen, which promote growth of breast cancer cells.

Aluminum salts are a popular ingredient in drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Recent studies have evaluated them as potentially carcinogenic. The Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry confirms that malignant breast tissue contained high concentrations of aluminum. Alarmingly, it`s also been found in human breast milk. 

Aluminum is a strong neurotoxin. In the words of Dr. Chris Shaw, Neuroscientist and professor at the University of British Columbia, aluminum "causes all kinds of unusual biochemical reactions in the body, including the brain" It`s also been linked to the onset of Alzheimer`s disease and autism.

Say NO to >> Parabens

Parabens are a very common ingredient that are found in every day cosmetic products and your deodorant as well. You may have seen “paraben free” labels, and it’s a good thing. So why is everyone so down on parabens after it has been used for nearly 70 years? During a study done in 2004, parabens have been linked to breast cancer.  They are said to disturb the body’s hormonal balance and to mimic estrogen, as estrogen is said to play a part in breast cancer formation. Linked to Breast Cancer

Say NO to >> Silica

Silica is a known skin irritant, it may also be contaminated with crystalline quartz which is a carcinogen (capable of causing cancer). Linked to Cancer and Immunotoxicty​.

Say NO to >> Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol is another common ingredient with health hazards. It may cause delayed allergic reactions, and is considered a neurotoxin, which may cause kidney and liver damage.

Say NO to >> Steareth-n

The “n” stands for a number. So the label may say for example, steareth-1. It is actually derived from vegetables, but it is reacted with a known carcinogen, ethylene oxide. Linked to cancer.

Say NO to >> Talc

IARC, claims that if Talc contains asbestiform fibers, then it is considered a carcinogen. The quantity of asbestiform fibers in deodorants is unclear as it is not regulated in cosmetic products. Linked to cancer.

Say NO to >> Triclosan

Triclosan is another ingredient that can irritate your skin and cause contact dermatitis. Your body contains good as well as bad bacteria, but triclosan kills both. The FDA classifies triclosan as a pesticide, while the IARC has it listed as a possible carcinogen.

For more information on what the IARC has to say on carcinogens in deodorant and other personal care products, check out their website...

International Agency for Research on Cancer

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