DEODORANTS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CHEMICALS
We have been getting a lot of questions lately here at cleanse your body, about some of the dangers of deodorants. Most commercial deodorants contain a variety of ingredients that some scientists say are potentially harmful. These are usually ingredients that you would never dream of putting into your mouth. But without realizing it, you’re rubbing them on your skin every day and since your skin has pores, those ingredients get into your system. It’s wise to become a label reader and start really checking the ingredients not only in deodorants, but in things like soap, shampoo and skin care products.
If you’re really concerned about potentially dangerous chemicals coming into contact with your skin, which of course absorbs them into your system, then you really need to check those labels carefully. One example of really potentially dangerous chemicals in hygiene products is ethylene glycol. This is a known neurotoxin. It’s one of the most highly toxic substances we have and yet it’s used in many different commercial deodorants, like Jovan musk deodorant, as well as other products. Hydroquinone is another neurotoxin that’s commonly found in these types of products. You need to read labels carefully if you want to avoid these known dangers.
Would you rub anti-freeze on your skin if someone told you it had deodorant properties? I beleive it is safe to assume that any rational human being wouldn’t because we all know it’s a highly poisonous substance. Well, ethylene glycol which is one of the neurotoxins commonly found in deodorants is the main ingredient in antifreeze. It’s the substance that actually keeps it from freezing, if that doesn’t sound unsafe and unnatural I don’t know what does.
People who disagree with the scientific findings about deodorants and other substances often say that surely if these things were so dangerous, we wouldn’t be able to walk into almost any store and purchase them. Just because you can easily purchase something doesn’t mean its safe. After all, you can walk into almost any store and buy muratic acid, cigarettes, alcohol and other substances that are potentially dangerous.
While we know that things like ethylene glycol are neurotoxins and can be very dangerous, there are also ingredients but we’re unsure about. Aluminum salts like aluminum chloride are used in antiperspirants, which are designed to stop sweating, because they actually clog the sweat glands and prevent sweat for a time. While it’s not conclusive, some studies have linked aluminum to diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. It could be potentially dangerous, so it’s up to you to decide whether the risk is worth it just to use that product or if you should seek out a natural product that avoids these potential hazards.