December 18, 2018
Just a little fyi when it comes to your health and what you use on your body.
Conventional deodorants rely on ingredients like parabens, aluminum, triclosan, phthalates, and artificial fragrance. And while the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute report no conclusive evidence linking the chemicals in your deodorant to the development of breast cancer (since antiperspirants are applied near the breast area), why take a risk?
Parabens: Some research indicates parabens may be to blame for hormone disruptions.
Aluminum: The metal can cause “gene instability” in breast tissue, according to a UK study.
Triclosan: The antibacterial, which is found in many soaps, has been shown to disrupt hormone function in animals.
Phthalates: You know how your deodorant smell sticks to your skin? That’s the phthalates. In addition to potential skin irritation, some research points to such health issues as higher rates of asthma.
(This is a collective of information from various sources, via the internet, books, and other publications.)