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    Can deodorant be dangerous for us assuming that we gonna use it with the instruction?

    I though about allergic people or some1 who has big sensitiveness for certain components of deodorant.


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    Using it according to the instructions is safe enough, but I imagine spraying it and inhaling it won't be very good for you. Speaking as someone who is allergic to certain deodorants (the ones with high alcohol content as it happens) they make my skin itch and I get a rash but there are no long term effects and the rash/itchiness went away when I stopped using them.


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    People like beauticians use tons of that stuff daily so that could and does cause medical problems after years of use.
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    Unless you are using them to eccess these cosmetic preparations are safe.
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    I use all natural deodorant from our local organic store. I find it to work just as good and is much safer than regular deodorants in supermarkets, filled with chemicals which are absorbed by the skin <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliya View Post
    I use all natural deodorant from our local organic store. I find it to work just as good and is much safer than regular deodorants in supermarkets, filled with chemicals which are absorbed by the skin <3
    So, which of the chemicals are "absorbed by the skin"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliya View Post
    I use all natural deodorant from our local organic store. I find it to work just as good and is much safer than regular deodorants in supermarkets, filled with chemicals which are absorbed by the skin <3
    I will note that your naturally derived deodorant has the same amount of chemicals in it, and in much less precise levels then that of the artificial lines. All compunds made from carbon are, per the chemistry and scientific definition. chemicals. Being from nature does not decrease the harm level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hymenophyllum View Post
    Can deodorant be dangerous for us assuming that we gonna use it with the instruction?

    I though about allergic people or some1 who has big sensitiveness for certain components of deodorant.
    If the deodorant is an antiperspirant then it can do harm if it blocks the skin pores for an extended time. The armpits perspire to eliminate unwanted substances from your lymphatic system, and if we prevent that action, the body has these extra waste substances to deal with.
    As far as toxic materials are concerned, there are plenty of sites that deal with that Q, including the latest findings on the relationship between aluminium in deodorants and breast cancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starhunter View Post
    If the deodorant is an antiperspirant then it can do harm if it blocks the skin pores for an extended time. The armpits perspire to eliminate unwanted substances from your lymphatic system, and if we prevent that action, the body has these extra waste substances to deal with.
    Reference, please.

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    As far as toxic materials are concerned, there are plenty of sites that deal with that Q, including the latest findings on the relationship between aluminium in deodorants and breast cancer.
    "Plenty of sites." Reference, please. There is likely no direct relationship between deodorant/antiperspirant use and breast cancer.

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    I have a nasty reaction to some deodorants, but it's hardly fatal. I think I remember some story about a kid spraying himself all over several times a day with an antiperspirant and ending up dead. It makes sense that blocking the body's pores on a large scale would cause a problem.
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    thats why i used crystal salt as my deodorant because it is not an anti perspirant, it just an antibacterial to avoid smelly odours. but now i dont use it much because luckily i dont have strong body smell (nobody realize when i did not use it). But i do avoid some food that might make my body smelly. i took more veggies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mat5592 View Post
    Reference, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Starhunter View Post
    As far as toxic materials are concerned, there are plenty of sites that deal with that Q, including the latest findings on the relationship between aluminium in deodorants and breast cancer.
    "Plenty of sites." Reference, please. There is likely no direct relationship between deodorant/antiperspirant use and breast cancer.
    You are right, all sites state there is no relationship, except naturalistic sites which are not considered evidence. But I did watch one program on SBS Australia where a British/science research team had done studies producing evidence of the link, and I have not been able to retrieve it. I assumed because it was funded by the British Gov, that it would have been available for public review, but I did recall that when the spokes person was half way through telling how companies using aluminium in their product were opposing the outcome and broadcast, that the channel dropped out and the program discontinued... that's nothing unusual with SBS though-
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