5 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid in Your Deodorant
Your current deodorant may contain one or all of these dangerous chemicals. Read more to learn about their side effects based on the latest scientific research. Switch to Lineal to avoid these harmful chemicals in your daily deodorant routine!
ALUMINIUM (AND ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS)Yes! Many deodorants & antiperspirants do contain Aluminium (or Aluminium compounds like Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Ammonium Aluminum Sulfate, Potassium Aluminum Sulfate, Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Gly).
Micronised Aluminium particles are a low cost additive used by the leading brands to clog your pores and artificially reduce sweating and the resultant body odour. In several countries the use of Aluminium is regulated by law and deodorants/ antiperspirants containing Aluminium are statutorily labelled as "Drugs" along with precautionary labels. Recent studies have linked breast cancer with Aluminium based antiperspirants.
PARABENSParabens are used as low cost preservatives (to enhance the shelf life) in several deodorants and antiperspirants. They are quite possibly the most harmful out of all. Parabens are known endocrine disruptors that are easily absorbed through the skin, blood and the digestive system. A 2004 UK study detected traces of five Parabens in the breast tumors of 19 out of 20 women studied.
PROPYLENE GLYCOLPopularly known as "anti freeze" and used in windhshield water tanks in cold climates to prevent water from freezing. Propylene Glycol is scientifically labelled a neurotoxin known to cause contact dermatitis, kidney damage, and liver damage.
TRICLOSANA known anti fungal and anti bacterial used in soaps, hand sanitizers and deodorants. However, there is tremendous scientific evidence that links Triclosan to the development of antibiotic resistance in germs, harm to the human immune system and altering of the hormone regulation in animals. As a result Triclosan is restricted for use in cosmetics in the USA and completely banned in the EU.
TEA & DEATriethanolamine (TEA) and Diethanolamine (DEA) can seep into your skin and impact your liver and kidneys. Have been banned from products in Europe where they are known carcinogens.
 Barr L., et al., Measurement of paraben concentrations in human breast tissue at serial locations across the breast from axilla to sternum. J Appl Toxicol, vol. 32, no. 3, pp 219–232, 2012.