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July 22, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Health

Crystal Body Deodorant was rated – Best Value

The maze of personal toiletries on the grocery store aisles can be mind-boggling.  Just trying to decipher the list of ingredients requires a chemistry degree. Hopefully, the following information will help answer a few questions.

According to National Geographic’s The Green Guide, :

Avoid any deodorant that lists antibacterials, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, fragrance and parabens.
Avoid aerosol products, which are typically made with petroleum-based ingredients and can be respiratory irritants.
Don’t rely on undefined claims, such as “hypoallergenic” or “natural.” These terms are not regulated by the FDA and therefore provide no guarantees of a product’s safety.
Avoid products labeled “cruelty-free” that aren’t Leaping Bunny-certified. While the product itself may not have been tested on animals, the ingredients may have. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.

No credible evidence exists to link antiperspirant use to breast cancer. The American Cancer Society has compiled a convincing set of counter-arguments to this widespread, Internet-disseminated rumor.

……..many products and ingredients are not tested for safety at all. (For information: )


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So antiperspirant is ok? I use deoderant but have always wondered

Comment by Steph

“If nothing else, avoid any deodorant that lists an ingredient included in the Green Guide’s “Dirty Dozen Chemicals in Cosmetics.” Of those 12, those most commonly found in deodorants and antiperspirants are antibacterials, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, fragrance and parabens.”

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