Have antiperspirants been conclusively linked to cancer/Alzheimer's?
May 31, 2011 10:55 AM Subscribe
Is there any actual, scientific, peer-reviewed truth to the supposed link between antiperspirants and cancer/Alzheimer's?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I work in a crunchy-granola sort of shop that sells "fresh handmade cosmetics" (guess who) and some of my colleagues sell our (non-aluminum, non-antiperspirant) deodorants with what I feel is scaremongering about the dangers of antiperspirants ("they've been directly linked to cancer"; "the aluminum causes Alzheimer's").
On a personal note, I use drugstore, aluminum-based antiperspirant myself, and I'm wondering if it's really that bad. I'm not finding anything recent online to sway me one way or the other.