7 Things to Avoid-


Posted July 18th, 2012 by Olga Kirnos with Comments Off on 7 Things to Avoid-

In Your Deodorant-


The first thing you must do whenever you buy deodorant or any product that goes on your skin or in your body is to read the ingredients. They are usually in very tiny print on the back of the label. If you have trouble reading small print, carry a magnifying glass around with you so you can read before you buy. This is critical because what you put on your skin can be absorbed directly into your blood stream TEN TIMES FASTER THAN ANYTHING YOU CONSUME ORALY, and harmful ingredients in your blood can have potentially deadly effects on your body.


Here are 7 ingredients to avoid when choosing your deodorant:


1- Aluminum chlorohydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly or any aluminum compounds. Aluminum is absorbed through the skin and accumulates in the body. It has been suggested that there is an association between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease.


2- Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl) are all derived from toluene, a toxic petrochemical derivative.


3- Toluene is toxic if swallowed or inhaled. It is also harmful in contact with the skin. There is some evidence that repeated exposure to toluene may cause reproductive harm. Since 2000, 13 research studies have shown that various types of parabens act like estrogen in animals and in tissue culture. Estrogen is known to drive the growth of cancerous cells.


4- Triclosan is a skin irritant and may cause contact dermatitis. It may kill healthy bacteria as well as harmful bacteria. It may contain carcinogenic contaminants. It is stored in body fat and is classified as a pesticide by the FDA.


5- Talc is classified as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer if it contains asbestiform fibers. The quantity of asbestiform fibers in cosmetic grade talc is unregulated. If talc is listed on the label, there is no way of knowing whether or not it contains asbestiform fibers.

6- Propylene Glycol absorbs quickly through the skin and is a penetration enhancer. It may cause delayed allergic reactions. NIOSH says propylene glycol is a neurotoxin and may cause kidney or liver damage. The EPA says it’s not fully investigated for carcinogenic potential.

7- Silica is a skin irritant. It may be contaminated with crystalline quartz, which is a carcinogen.


** If you’d like to know more about product safety, keep following my blog for my next entry on SPF. Book a free one on one/ group consultation or information session through olga@olgakirnos.com**

Posted in Health & Wellness Product Knowledge
Tags Aluminum chlorohydrate aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex gly benzyl butyl Carcinogen consumable products deodorant ethyl methyl NIOSH Parabens personal care propyl Propylene glycol Silica skin irritant toluene Toxic Triclosan
Written by Olga Kirnos

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