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Deodorant

Toxic Items Hiding in Your Home
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Sabrina Granger

on 27 September 2012

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Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Home Deodorant is a substance that helps eliminate unpleasant bodily odours. What is Deodorant? DEODORANT Ingredients in Deodorant: Aluminum Chlorohyrate
Octachlolohydrex
Propylene Glycol
Dimethicone
Trisiloxane
Calcium Chloride
Parabens
Triethanolamine and diethanolamine (TEA & DEA) Aluminum Chlorohydrate Aluminum compounds are active additives in deodorants

it helps close off sweat glands, preventing them reaching the skin's surface
it adjusts estrogen receptors in breast cells
breast cancer cells are encouraged by estrogen
aluminum-based deodorants may result in the development of breast cancer Propylene Glycol Propylene glycol is an ingredient in deodorant to stop it from drying out it is also an anti-freeze and neurotoxin
causes kidney and liver damage
causes contact dermatitis Parabens Parabens is a artificial preservative that comes in many forms

it is mostly used in cosmetic products
mimic estrogen and identified in breast cancer tissues
also interrupt male production systems
most likely to promote breast cancer near underarm Triethanolamine & Diethanolamine
(TEA & DEA) TEA and DEA control the pH of cosmetics toxic if consumed for a long period of time
cause kidney and liver damage
cause allergic reactions
when reacting with nitrates they produce cancer-causing nitrosamines Replacement Products There are many alternatives to regular deodorants such as natural ones and your own deodorant Some natural deodorants are: Soapwalla deodorant cream
Kiss My Face Natural Deodorant
Crystal Body Deodorant You can make your own deodorant with: Corn starch
Baking soda
Scented natural oils Vitamin E Oil
An empty container to fill your new deodorant http://www.instructables.com/id/Deodorant/?ALLSTEPS Countries That Have Banned Chemicals The EU has banned Parabens due to its cancer-causing effects
Europe has restricted TEA & DEA due to its cancer-causing effects THE END Bibliography Sabrina Gangaram It is found mostly in bathrooms and in some bedrooms in the household
There are many types of deodorants with different scents
Some popular deodorant brands are Dove, Secret, Old Spice, Gilette and AXE 1. "Dangerous Chemicals in Deodorant & Antiperspirant: A Detailed Review of the Chemicals, Research & Avoidance Tips." Natural Cosmetic News. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.naturalcosmeticnews.com/toxic-products/dangerous-chemicals-in-deodorant-antiperspirant-a-detailed-review-of-the-chemicals-research-avoidance-tips/>.

2. "Parabens." David Suzuki Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/chemicals-in-your-cosmetics---parabens/>.

3. "Beauty." Deodorant. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.instructables.com/id/Deodorant/?ALLSTEPS>.

4. Harvey, Vanessa, and J.T. Gale. WiseGeek. Conjecture, 19 Aug. 2012. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-dimethicone.htm>

5. "Natural Deodorant Sweat Test." Lululemon. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.lululemon.com/community/blog/natural-deodorant-sweat-test/>.
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