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Is your deodorant harmful?

There has long been talk of aluminum used in antiperspirants and deodorants. Deodorants help keep your sweat from smelling bad, and antiperspirants help stop too much sweating. Odor is caused when the bacteria naturally living on your skin mixes with the sweat. Aluminum is found in antiperspirants but not deodorants. The aluminum melts into your pores and sweat glands and helps stop so much sweat production. There are even prescription antiperspirants used by people

with sweating disorders which contain a higher amount of aluminum. So is it really all that bad for you?

A lot of people think the aluminum in the antiperspirant that blocks your sweat glands prevents your body from sweating out toxins that cause cancer. Your body doesn't eliminate toxins through your sweat glands. That's why you have a liver and kidneys! Extensive research has been done and

continues regarding the effects of aluminum in the body. There is no scientific evidence that links aluminum to breast cancer or other health conditions. Aluminum and other metals are found in some medications and in our environment. If you are still concerned about aluminum, you can switch to just a deodorant. It won't block sweat but it will help keep odors at bay.

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