Aluminium salts in Deodorants: Less dangerous than thought

aluminum salts to block the flow of Sweat. This made for a long time to a very important ingredient in Deodorants. But then they fell into the suspicion, to ent

Aluminium salts in Deodorants: Less dangerous than thought

aluminum salts to block the flow of Sweat. This made for a long time to a very important ingredient in Deodorants. But then they fell into the suspicion, to enter the body and damage the nerves or the kidneys. Although the extent of the health risk has always been controversial, but demanded nevertheless reinforced alufreie Deos and the manufacturers responded with products without Aluminum chlorohydrate (ACH). Now the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) comes to the conclusion that aluminum in Deodorants is not as harmful as thought. (Also read: when sweating in the night is dangerous)

the all-clear for Deodorants with aluminum salts

"By the skin significantly less aluminum is absorbed, as on date the available, limited data basis", says BfR President Andreas Hensel. His Institute, the Federal government and the länder advises, was employed for the first time in 2014, with the theme. At that time, reliable data were missing according to the figures available, however, how much aluminum is actually from the Deos through the skin into the blood and the urine passes.



A human study, this knowledge gap in 2019, according to the Institute, and has catered for a re-evaluation. The result is that "Health impairments caused by regular use of OH-containing antiperspirants are, according to current scientific knowledge, therefore, is unlikely." The BfR estimates that the contribution from the Deos of the total exposure to Aluminium as "significantly lower than previously assumed".

aluminum intake avoid

The experts recommend that consumers, however, to bear in mind, which materials to food and beverages come in contact. Especially in acid and salty foods should be in containers made of aluminum are kept, such as, for example, in water bottles, place on baking sheet or grill trays. (Also interesting: This really helps against sweaty feet)

"To high aluminum levels in the body, according to the current scientific knowledge of the negative effects on the nervous system, the kidneys and the bones," according to the BfR. In some groups of the population, exposure to aluminum was too high.

This article was written by (GQ.de)

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Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 13:27

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