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Armpit Detox: Toxic Deodorant Ingredients You Must Avoid

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Most (if not all) conventional deodorants and antiperspirants contain harmful chemicals and other toxic ingredients.
Air Date: 1/20/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Lisa Beres, Certified Green Building Professional
ron-lisa-beresLisa and Ron Beres are Certified Green Building Professionals, Building Biologists and published authors of several books including Just GREEN It! and the children's book, My Body My House. In addition to testing the health of homes, their consulting business includes celebrities and Fortune 500's. They are award winning television media experts and have appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, The Suzanne Show, The Doctors, Fox & Friends, The Today Show with Matt Lauer, NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams, Discovery’s Greenovate and Chelsea Lately on E!
  • Book Title: Just GREEN It! Simple Swaps to Save the Planet + Your Health
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/RonandLisaTheHealthyHomeDreamTeam
  • Guest Twitter Account: @RonandLisa
Armpit Detox: Toxic Deodorant Ingredients You Must Avoid
Your body absorbs 60 percent of what you put on it, and that includes your deodorant or antiperspirant. 

Unfortunately, most (if not all) conventional deodorants and antiperspirants contain harmful chemicals and other toxic ingredients... some of which have been linked to cancer, birth defects, skin irritation, allergies, and more.

These ingredients include:

  • Aluminum: Clogs your pores and has been linked to breast cancer and higher risk of Alzheimer's disease. 
  • Parabens: Hormone disruptors linked to early puberty and hormonal cancers, including breast cancer.
  • Propylene Glycol: Damages your nervous system, liver, and heart. Main ingredient in antifreeze.
  • Fragrance: Can hide hundreds of chemicals, including phthalates. 

Sweating is good for your body, because it helps you eliminate these toxins. But, if you're using conventional deodorants and antiperspirants, you're putting those chemicals back in just as fast.

If you're looking for a non-toxic deodorant, beware of the word "natural." This term is not overseen by any authoritative source. Instead, look for Certified Organic (not just "organic").

Certified Green Building Professional, Lisa Beres, joins Naturally Savvy hosts Andrea and Lisa to share more about the dangers of toxic deodorants, as well as some specific brands she loves to use as an alternative.
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