5 deodorant alternatives
Tue, Jun 14 2011 at 6:56 AM
Stores stock a variety of deodorants and antiperspirants, but if you’re concerned about the environmental or health effects of using such products, it’s time to find an alternative. While some people are concerned about common deodorant chemicals like parabens, formaldehyde and triclosan, most concerns focus on aluminum, the ingredient in antiperspirant that blocks pores and fights wetness. Aluminum is rumored to be linked to breast cancer and other diseases, but the National Cancer Institute says this research is inconclusive. In addition to these potential health risks, aluminum mining is also destructive and polluting. If you’re thinking twice putting such ingredients on your body, check out these deodorant alternatives.