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Deodorants and antiperspirants side effects

Deodorants and antiperspirants side effectsDeodorants and antiperspirants can cause breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Benign side effects of Deodorants and antiperspirants are skin irritation and allergies, but more serious dangers of deodorants can be vulvar dermatitis.
Deodorants have been linked to breast cancer, because many deodorants use Parabens as preservatives, and breast tumors have been found to contain larger concentration of these chemicals.
An alleged danger of deodorants is that they could cause Alzheimer's disease due to the fact that they contain Aluminium salts such as Aluminium Chlorhydrate (to close the pores), and that the brains of Alzheimer's patients contain high levels of toxic Aluminium. In 1993, the World Health Organization stated that there is a suspected link between Alzheimer's disease and the toxicity of Aluminum. The long term side effects of the use of Aluminium in antiperspirants might be responsible for the tangles and plaques in the brain of Alzheimer patients.
In addition to that, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry said that exposure to high levels of Aluminum may result in neurological and respiratory problems. Aluminium is a heavy metal that accumulates in the brain. (Aluminium is not 'heavy' per se but a metal is a 'heavy metal' when its specific gravity is above 5 so Aluminium is a heavy metal in the chemical meaning of the word). Toxic Aluminium can be removed from the brain by a special cleansing method, a detox called chelation therapy.
Antiperspirants and deodorants have also been suspected in causing problems with the lymph glands or sweat glands.
As an aside - almost any chemical that can be smelled is harmful to people - including fragrances. If you can smell it, it can be breathed in and pumped around your organs. Deodorants have more harmful effects than most people think.

This is our research on the alleged dangers of Deodorants and antiperspirants / adverse effects of Deodorants and antiperspirants and not medical advice!

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1.  Eric Newhuis    Sunday, November 16, 2014

Antiperspirants can cause severe muscle pain in at least one middle-aged man. STAY AWAY FROM THEM if you're at all like me.

Earlier this year I started using them after a nearly 20 year use of (non-antiperspirant) deodorants. It was an accident. But because I don't like to waste especially time and energy I thought I'd use the product until it was gone. What could possibly go wrong, eh? But then a couple months later I made the same mistake while traveling having forgotten my gear. And so then I had two problems and, well, after several months with plenty of the stuff I started developing an acute pain in my biceps and forearms really throughout both my arms. This pain grew so bad almost to the point of debilitation and it became increasingly difficult to concentrate at my job.

At first I thought that somehow my muscles were atrophying. As an avid cyclist in great physical shape I was terribly confused because my legs felt great and strong but I had this crazy building pain in my arms. I thought that perhaps a lot of bicycling I did gave my arms too much shock-absorbing stress. So I stayed off the bike for a couple months. Yet despite that the pain got worse, burning stinging pains, spreading through my arms. Thinking that I needed to rescue atrophying muscles somehow I tried doing some strength-building conditioning for my arms but it only made matters slightly worse.

On a whim, one day I scratched my armpits because they were just slightly itchy as can happen from time to time on this stuff and it dawned on me that my pain might be caused by the antiperspirant binding to and/or drying out my muscles.

SURE ENOUGH, a few days after I stopped using the antiperspirants almost all of the pain disappeared. I felt like going to the gym and pumping iron my arms felt so good.

I can only wonder what other damage they have done to my body, perhaps drying out other tissues--brain cells? Crap!


1. Stay away from them.
2. The packages need to be more clearly marked as potentially dangerous.
3. I am a little more worried now than I would have been had I not used them.
4. I think the manufacturers are negligent.

2.  Katsi Duzynski    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

You can use slices of limes as a deodorant - and a simple soap like a coconut based one can be effective, when washing daily. Staying as pure as possible as to ingredients is key.

3.  ChileDoug Kizerian    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This all started out with commercial shampoos found tht all of them made my scalp itch..so I just started using Kirk's Castile coconut soap.the problem went away antiperspirants.. are bothering me also..so I am tryint to find something in common. also If the detergent does not get rinsed out of my cloths I ahve a problem there too .

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