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What does propylene glycol, water, sodium stearate, fragrance, sodium chloride, stearyl alcohol, FD&C Blue No.1, and FD&C Yellow No.5 have in common?

You probably guessed > the deodorant that I used this morning, right?

No sweat (pun not intended)…it isn’t a quiz.

It’s an opportunity to explore a topic that should be of concern to every living person.

Why be concerned?

The short list:

  • The deodorant I use does not contain TALC or ALUMINUM which are without doubt, harmful to the human body.   They are absorbed through the large pores of the armpits and studies have indicated that talc and aluminum use shows higher than normal correlations with Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious diseases.
  • The human skin can absorb nearly every chemical substance.  Water-soluble and alcohol-soluble elements (chemical elements) and “larger” chemical compounds are generally absorbed faster than oil soluble compounds.  The absorption difference is due to in part, the larger size of the oils.  The epithelial (skin) layers have evolved to protect us from those much larger invaders:  viruses, bacteria, and fungi that would otherwise be multiplying inside our bodies, and making us very ill.  The skin is our first line of defense.  
  • Smaller elements and compounds are supposed to “leave” the body;  we sweat and that is a function involved in the body’s water balance system, the excretion of toxins (nitrogen urea), and electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc.).  It’s a 2 way “street” and we must be knowledgeable and diligent about what gets absorbed through our skin, especially through the armpits because they have a much higher concentration of larger pores.
  • Most of the ingredients in my deodorant (a brand name) are relatively safe except for sodium stearate, an organic compound that is hazardous under the criteria of the Federal OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.

Please look at the product labels and carefully choose which health and beauty products you put on your body.  

Search the Environmental Working Groups database of over 78,000 commonly used health and beauty products here:

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Be healthy with education and choice!

~Stephen Jones

“Develop Your Dreams And You Create Passion… Develop The Dreams Of Others And You Create Heaven”
Life Coach Office: +1(513) 275-7207 Monday-Saturday 8AM-5PM EST(-5)
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