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Aluminum & Your Health

Filed Under: Green Living,Personal Care at 2:09 pm | By: Jessica Justh









Most of us brush our teeth, wash our face and roll on some deodorant without much thought. What you might not realize is that one of these products may be causing irreparable damage to your health – your deodorant.

Even though new research shows that aluminum has cancer-causing properties, it’s still considered perfectly acceptable to eat, inject into your body as a vaccine adjuvant and to wear as an antiperspirant by most health officials. This mindset is unacceptable and you as a consumer have a choice of what you put on and in your body.

Aluminum-based antiperspirants work by blocking the pores that release sweat under your arms. Although that might not sound that bad, this heavy metal also blocks your body’s ability to detoxify itself and has demonstrated harmful effects when absorbed by the body.

The Journal of Applied Toxicology has shown that absorbed aluminum is deposited in your breast tissue which may suggest that raised levels of aluminum as a biomarker for identifying women with higher risks for developing breast cancer.

Many leading brands of deodorant contain aluminum, synthetic fragrances and other harmful ingredients that your body, not only doesn’t need, but shouldn’t be interacting with at all. We strongly suggest that you seek out brands with natural ingredients that are aluminum-free.


More Related Products

Aubrey Organics – E-Plus High C Natural Roll On Deodorant – 3 fl. oz.
Alvera – All Natural Roll-On Deodorant Aloe & Almonds – 3 oz.
Tom’s of Maine – Natural Deodorant Stick Long-Lasting Maine Woodspice – 2.25 oz.

9 Responses to “Aluminum & Your Health”

  1. Heather says:

    If you’re buying a deodorant without aluminium, it is just that; deodorant. Since many of us like to not have underarm wetness, there is no other option than to buy a deodorant containing aluminum. Even Tom’s of Maine “natural” deodorant anti- perspirant contains aluminum. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if anyone finds a deodorant AND anti- perspirant without aluminum, let me know!

  2. AB says:

    Tom’s of Maine does not contain Aluminum, it does contain Zinc. I use Tom’s of Maine and it prevents odors, though I am not sure how well it would work for teens or really heavy sweaters.

  3. Jason says:

    And breath in the air from nano aluminum in the geoengineering programs. The clouds they are spraying from jets. Can see them doing this when there’s an influx of jet traffic 10X normal and then lines all over the sky which spread into full cloud cover. Kind of obvious at this point.

  4. Karla Mursa says:

    So doesn’t this include not drinking anything from aluminium cans and how using the
    aluminium foil?

  5. Michelle says:

    I use nothing but a crystal deodorant that I found at our local health food store. Each on lasts for years, and I have found them to be effective. Also, there are aluminum deposits in the brains of Alzheimer’s victims. My mother died of this, and I have gotten rid of all my aluminum cookware. I have stainless steel. I am not sure what future research will find, but I am not taking any chances. I am now 75 with no prescriptions, but I keep my weight at a normal level and walk every day. Please do not expose yourselves to aluminum. I was told that if you use aluminum foil, you should have the shiny side towards your food…the dull side is toxic…or do not use it!

  6. Jasmine says:

    Have you looked into what kind of crystal? I believe most are aluminum salt Crystal. So I’m not sure much better it is for you, but it is better than the aluminum in traditional deodorant. Once I figured that one I now stay away from both.

  7. Gwendolyn says:

    What about cooking in aluminum pans? Isn’t it a soft porous metal that gets into the food while being cooked? Then it gets into the body through consumed food. Aluminum cookware is banned in some countries. Why isn’t it banned here?

  8. Benjamin D. says:

    My problem is wetness…about 8 or 10 years ago I tried to switch off Mitchum, which is the only antiperspirant that helps for me…I tried about 10 different kinds of natural or organic deodorants, none of which did much of anything at all for me.

    Has any of them come up with an alternative to aluminum that actually works as an antiperspirant??

  9. BiBi says:

    How about baking on aluminum, wrapping a sandwich in aluminum, etc.

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