Triclosan And
Aluminum Hazards

By Ted Twietmeyer
The article about Triclosan immediately rang an alarm bell about underarm deodorants. Triclosan is in most EVERY deodorant today. A google search will produce more than 88,000 results on this chemical compound. In this article I'll share with you the results of my research on this earlier this year. It was exasperating to say the least.
From we read the following bad news:
"Triclosan is a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans. Externally, it can cause skin irritations, but since ".phenols can temporarily deactivate the sensory nerve with [triclosan] often causes little or no pain". "Internally, it can lead to cold sweats, circulatory collapse, convulsions, coma, and even death". Stored in body fat, it can accumulate to toxic levels, damaging the liver, kidneys, and lungs, and can cause paralysis, sterility, suppression of immune function, brain hemorrhage, decreased fertility and sexual function, heart problems, and coma."
Another ingredient in antiperspirants is aluminum. It has always been considered a heavy metal similar to mercury (but with a much lower atomic weight.) There has also been evidence aluminum is linked to Alzheimer's. Large concentrations of the metal have been found in the autopsied brains of deceased Alzheimer's patients - and in the very same two regions located in the left and right hemispheres which are known to bring on Alzheimer's symptoms when damaged.
In deodorant, aluminum comes in the form of aluminum chlorhydrate. Heavy metals can be absorbed through the skin. Think about how this works - right where you apply an aluminum-based deodorant are TWO MAJOR LYMPH GLANDS about an inch away under the skin. Yes, they are located right in your arm pits. And your lymph system is a critical part of the body's IMMUNE system.
When you read product labels in any drug store or even in chinamart, you will find as I have that EVERY brand name antiperspirant has this compound. A 'base' described below refers to a common chemical compound used by many different manufacturers. A chemical company makes it and ships it by truck or railroad car to the antiperspirant factory. This is similar to shampoo, which also uses a base compound. Many companies merely add different perfuming agents to a standard base to create a new "brand." No different than cooking your eggs "scrambled, over easy or "sunny side up." An egg is still an egg, and a base is still a base.
Aluminum chlorhydrate is one such antiperspirant base chemical. I have found this is used even in ALL the GEL antiperspirants, too. Transparency does NOT mean it will not contain aluminum chlorhydrate. My research has found ALL gel and non-gel antiperspirants have it aluminum chlorhydrate, and most these have triclosan.
Antiperspirants should not confused with deodorants. Although the above product names are self-explanatory, chemical compositions are very different. One such product available in both forms is Brut 33. The deodorant version of this brand does not have either aluminum chlorhydrate or triclosan. However, Brut 33 antiperspirant product has both. An antiperspirant functions basically by clogging pores in the skin.
In my research I have been unable to find any women's deodorant without aluminum chlorhydrate.
The action of applying antiperspirant also brings aluminum chlorhydrate and triclosan into the close proximity of capillary blood vessels. This create conditions for these chemicals to be absorbed into the body. It doesn't guarantee that one will get a brain disorder, but it could be like smoking: the sooner someone quits now, the better off they will be later.
There is one big unanswered question which is unlikely any scientist will obtain research funding for:
Can these very common compounds when used together cause other common illnesses - such as type 2 diabetes?
Ted Twietmeyer



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