What is Aluminum Chlorohydrate?
This molecular compound consists of aluminum, chlorine, and hydroxide and it's properties to be a white and powdery solid.
The Chemistry Beyond the Bottle
How is this effecting us in our everyday lives? What is it's significance?
Antiperspirants work by clogging/blocking the human pores with very powerful astringents, such as aluminum salts, so that the pores found in the underarm sector do not release sweat. Not only does the ingredient block pores but it also blocks one of our body's routes for detoxification (the release of harmful toxins through underarm sweat). Despite being affective and getting the job done, what's left behind is very harmful.
The aluminum ions are taken into the cells that line the eccrine sweat glands at the opening of the epidermis (top layer of skin). When these aluminum ions are being taken into the cell, water goes in with them. As more and more water flows in, the cell will begin to swell, thus squeezing the ducts close so that no sweat can be released.
Could this be increasing your risk of breast cancer?
What exactly causes cancer?
To make matters simple, the general cause of cancer is the growth and promotion of damaged DNA cells. Once these DNA cells duplicate and grow, a tumour forms in the specific area of cell corruption. Not all tumours do not necessarily code for cancer however, there are a type of cancerous tumours that can occur due to the accumulation of damaged DNA cells.
Well, where does the aluminum go?
As soon as one would apply antiperspirant to their underarm, the overall solution is absorbed however the aluminum ends up in different places. With regards to breast cancer, a major deposition of aluminum ends up being the breast tissue.
Aluminum in Antiperspirants as a Neurotoxin that can cause Alzheimer's
Below is a picture demonstrating the affects of the disease.