Having suddenly realised that every roll on I use has 3 different aluminium compounds in, that I'm applying it to the place where there are lots of arteries and lymph nodes I thought I should really stop. Breast cancer isn't a major worry for me, but Alzhemier's is. Whether I'm being over reactive about this doesn't matter, I would just like a few recommendations regarding the best Al-free options. Basically, it won't do any harm to change, and it might just make a big difference in later years...I have nothing to lose!
I thought this at one point, so bought an aluminium free one, but it was just a deodorant and didn't do anything. I never finished the roll and went back to ones with aluminium in them... I'm an addict
Like I said to my friend who was giving up plastic bottles or some such nonsense because the internet told him to, he's more likely to die when the lorry coming to collect all his glass recycling skids on ice and crushes him to death under the glass bin.
When the mad cow scare happened I got soooo much beef, my god, my bro and I had trolleys and then freezers full and if by some miniscule freak of statistics of something that shouldn't even happen anyway we both get mad cow, hey we won't really know about it, we'll be dribbling idiots ;-)
Worry less, live more.
Toby (I'm teasing not having a go by the way in case I've written this badly)
I had to have an abscess operated on a few years back. The surgeon who did it said it was caused by Aluminium in deodorant and was more common than people realise and potentially fatal if the poison in the abscess reaches the heart.
But it isn't very good. I just use ordinary Lynx or FCUK body spray, antiperspirants turn to glue after five minutes in my pits. I have had to use scissors to get my shirt off my armpit hair after using antiperspirants before.
I thought that aluminium had been ruled out as a possible cause of Alzhemier's , fairly conclusively at that .
However, any attempt to reduce the amount of chemicals , metals and other nasty things we humans stick to ourselves is probably a good idea. Good luck.
Nice idea! Do many men actually do this? And does hair really make you sweatier? I feel like deoderant is a bit of an arms race - if we all accepted a bit more person-smell, couldn't we all just stop using it?
> Nice idea! Do many men actually do this? And does hair really make you sweatier? I feel like deoderant is a bit of an arms race - if we all accepted a bit more person-smell, couldn't we all just stop using it?
Underarm hair, had shirts with huge Understains... shaved Pits have Minimal sweatstains.
Its a bit of a con i reckon all this deodorant lark. Havent used any for years. Girlfriends never noticed or minded. Quick Puff of Talc more than enough if really hot.
In reply to Clarence:
I just use ordinary Lynx or FCUK body spray, antiperspirants turn to glue after five minutes in my pits. I have had to use scissors to get my shirt off my armpit hair after using antiperspirants before.
In reply to SethChili: YOu might be right, I don't really know about that. However, a friend of mine turns out to be one of the leading oncologists in the UK and he said that if he could tell his younger self 5 things to change, one of those would be to cease using Al-based underarm roll ons. He's the guy with the PhD, Masters and 20 years of cancer consultancy so I will take him at his word. Like someone said, the greatest danger we face every day is driving, and it's important not to be an idiot about this stuff. In this particular case I think "why not change?"
Just been to Tesco and bought some Bionsen and it smells ace! Same price as Lynx etc so that's me sorted, thanks for the advice.
I used to worry about that stuff after I spent much of my early 20's inhalling aluminium dust from cutting ally sheet with an angle grinder. I used to be covered in the stuff and never wore a face mask back then.
But then someone pointed out research which showed that long term workers in aluminium plants shows no increased chances of alzhemiers.
I wear a face mask now anyway (dust in general isn't good in your lungs) but I don't worry about being forgetful... it's happened already anyway
You are right that you have nothing to loose. But personally I wouldn't worry about it. You won't get alzhemiers due to the ally.
> But it isn't very good. I just use ordinary Lynx or FCUK body spray, antiperspirants turn to glue after five minutes in my pits. I have had to use scissors to get my shirt off my armpit hair after using antiperspirants before.
I wouldn't write that on your Match.com profile...
> Whilst I think our Husky friend is barking up the wrong tree taking advice from an oncologist on Alzheimer's, I feel the need to point out that Potassium Alum is not Aluminium-free!
I'm taking advice from him because he has evidence based research to back him up on the link between these aluminium based roll ons and the things he's professionally involved with. It's not necessarily to do with Alzhemier's.
I can't find any research on this that shows a link and I don't think he's published anything on it. Sure you're not mistaken, took something out of context, you've quoted two qualifications he doesn't have, three's the charm?
I again, am not having a go but people repeat these internet hoaxes and scare stories and then you have people not vaccinating their children. If you're going to throw your friends name into a discussion like this you need to be careful what you're saying and crediting to him.
I use Lush patchouli deodorant bar because it smells nice, not because I think there's a link between anti antiperspirants and cancer. I just think any attempt to prevent sweating is futile so I just aim my efforts at not reeking