From aluminum cans, pots and pans, medication, packaging, and aluminum foil, we use a lot of aluminum products daily. However, these also don’t pose a significant threat to our health. Aside from this, studies have shown no link between environment aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease3.
So can everyone safely use antiperspirants?
While antiperspirants are generally safe, it doesn’t mean that they don’t cause problems.
It’s possible for a person to be allergic or to be extra sensitive to certain chemicals in antiperspirants4. When this happens, they can experience skin irritation whenever they use these products. But if they avoid using products with those chemicals, it should be perfectly fine.
If you have particularly sensitive skin, it would be best to consult your doctor first before trying new products on your skin. They could also provide you recommendations on which products are safe to use, as well as which chemical ingredients you need to avoid.
Another important thing to remember is to only use products that have been certified as safe by the Food and Drug Administration or FDA. Avoid buying any antiperspirants or cosmetics from unreliable sources since these might contain harmful chemicals. Not only can these chemicals cause irritation, it’s possible that they might also contain harmful substances that can cause serious illness if used long-term.
Using antiperspirants is safe, and there have been no proven cases linking its use to cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Any information circulating online about its link to these conditions is false, and not backed by any proper science.
So long as the antiperspirants you buy are safe and certified by the FDA, there should be no harm in using them every day.
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