If you are eating a wholesome, healthy diet and are still using underarm deodorant from the store, it’s time to wake up and smell the roses.
Store deodorant is loaded with chemicals and toxins that easily penetrate the skin, getting into the blood supply.
It’s even worse if these products are applied soon after shaving. Tiny nicks in the skin provide an even easier route for chemicals to penetrate the skin barrier directly into the bloodstream.
Most air fresheners interfere with your ability to smell by coating your nasal passages with an oil film, or by releasing a nerve deadening agent. Known toxic chemicals found in an air freshener: Formaldehyde: Highly toxic, known carcinogen. Phenol: When phenol touches your skin it can cause it to swell, burn, peel, and break out in hives. Can cause cold sweats,convulsions, circulatory collapse, coma and even death.
It is a very volatile chemical, it is very damaging to your eyes, respiratory tract and skin.
Triclosan is a pesticide used to kill microbes. It’s semi-effective, but no more than ordinary soap and water. Yet, it’s become ubiquitous, and at enormous cost to our health.
by Heidi Stevenson
The marketing industry has done a brilliant job of terrifying people into fearing that they’ll be infected with a nasty disease. They’ve served several industries quite well through the sales of antibacterial soaps, deodorants, shoes, dental products, cosmetics, medical products, and a range of other antimicrobials, including antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agents. (more…)
It interferes with thyroid function.
It gets estrogen and testosterone out of whack.
It puts a hurt on your immune system by messing with your thymus gland.
It increases your chances of becoming resistant to antibiotics.
It sets your kids up for asthma and infections.
And it’s probably in your house right now.
It’s triclosin–the health scourge that almost nobody’s heard about. And it’s everywhere. (more…)
The current mania over putting anti-bacterial chemicals in everything from cleaning wipes and hand soap to detergent and toothpaste has resulted in the widespread contamination of the environment with two related toxins often found in these products — triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan.
You can’t say the word “triclosan” without saying “trick.”
And you can take that as a hidden warning because we have been thoroughly tricked into believing that we need this chemical to protect us from a universe of evil microbes.
Don’t believe a word of it.
Triclosan is actually making us MORE vulnerable to powerful new strains of bacteria.
Overkill everywhere (more…)