Deodorant Health Risks

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If there was a beauty product you used every single day and you found out that it could potentially be increasing your risk of Alzheimer’s and breast cancer, would you stop using it?  Deodorant antiperspirants are categorized by the FDA as a drug and contain aluminum which has been linked to Alzheimer’s.  Aluminum in high doses is a neurotoxin and is capable of causing DNA damage.  Studies done on primates, dogs and mice have shown that the aluminum used in antiperspirants had detrimental effects on the test subjects.  Studies done in 1998 showed that the regular long term use of antiperspirants containing aluminum were linked to increased levels of aluminum in the blood and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  While the Alzheimer Society claims that the evidence linking aluminum to Alzheimer’s is circumstantial and seems increasingly unlikely.  It still might be a wise move to seek out aluminum free deodorants whenever possible to avoid the risks.