Back before every email service had a spam filter, you probably received a chain message claiming that antiperspirant is the leading cause of breast cancer among both men and women. The email, which was hugely popular about 10 years ago, may be long gone (thank goodness), but the rumor won’t seem to die. So what’s the verdict? More
I once worked for a woman who had such horrible body odor, it made me gag every time she called me into her office. As much as I tried to linger at the door, she always wanted me to come in and sit down. I would reluctantly oblige, but not before taking a deep breath and trying to only breathe through my mouth for fear that my nose hairs would singe. Anyone who’s ever been around someone like that knows how truly unpleasant it can be. I mean, do they not know how bad they smell? Not always according to a new study, but for those who do, there could be a solution (thank God). More
B.O. can be the pits. But that doesn’t stop some of us from being wary about the chemicals and possible health risks associated with antiperspirants and deodorants.
Slathering our armpits with these gels and roll-ons means putting aluminum chlorohdrate or aluminum zirconium into our bodies. And while they may keep you dry and stink-free, the problem with these ingredients is that the health consequences are still widely unknown. In addition to possible irritants and allergens, health experts have warned us about the possible connection to breast cancer.
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During the wickedly humid of summer, going without a really good deodorant or antiperspirant can be uncomfortable. Not to mention smelly and embarrassing. Real Simple tested more than 60 sticks to find which were the best. We’ve taken their results … More
While we love what deodorant does (particularly on these sweaty summer days), we hate the questionable chemicals that are in many of them. Instead of weighing pros and cons in the deodorant aisle of your grocery store for 20 minutes, … More