2 of the Many Chemicals Banned in Europe That Are Hiding In Your Deodorant

We posted a blog a few months back about toxic substances and chemicals that are banned in Europe but not here. Parabens and Phthalates are two of those substances that are banned or restricted in many other countries but not here. AND they are found in your commercial deodorant! Why do these two toxic substances cause concern and alarm to the point they are restricted in at least 28 other countries but not here in the US?

Toxic Chemicals to Avoid When Pregnant

When we get pregnant, we're routinely told to skip alcohol so our kids aren't born with fetal alcohol syndrome, and to stop smoking to reduce the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Risk Factors From Exposure to Chemicals in Cosmetics

While the chemicals in cosmetics make us look, feel, and smell better, research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of these chemicals may contribute to the development of cancer in people.

The Scary Truth About Your Kids Face Paint

We've known for years that some face paints include troubling ingredients. In 2009, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a consumer advocacy group, tested 10 face paints on the market in the United States and found that all of them contained lead, while six contained high levels of skin allergens like nickel, cobalt, and chromium.

Phthalates are everywhere, and the health risks are worrying. How bad are they really?

Lately, it seems like a new study on the health impacts of phthalates comes out every week. The chemicals are everywhere: they’re used in everything from household cleaners to food packaging to fragrance, cosmetics, and personal-care products.

New Paraben ‘Link’ To Breast Cancer Risks

New scientific evidence has indicated that common preservative chemicals found in underarm antiperspirants and thousands of other everyday products, can be detected in breast cancer tumours.

Exposure to Chemicals in Cosmetics

While the chemicals in cosmetics make us look, feel, and smell better, research strongly suggests that at certain exposure levels, some of these chemicals may contribute to the development of cancer in people.

State of the Evidence on Parabens

Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as antimicrobial preservatives in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products, including underarm deodorants. Parabens are absorbed through intact skin and from the gastrointestinal tract.

State of the Evidence on Cadmium and Other Metals

Higher accumulations of iron, nickel, chromium, zinc, cadmium, mercury and lead have been found in cancerous breast biopsies as opposed to biopsies taken from the breasts of women without breast cancer.

Alzheimer’s Again Linked To Aluminum

In patients having Alzheimer's disease the brain is somewhat shrunken and, on postmortum examination, a definite loss of nervous tissue is noted. Examination of the brain tissues under a microscope reveals small bundles of material called senile plaques, scattered throughout the tissues. The more plaques that are present, the worse is the mental condition of the patient.

New Studies Link Aluminum to Breast Cancer

If you really take the time to look into it, it can be extremely overwhelming to find out just how many ingredients in cosmetic and personal care products shouldn’t be in there. We have surrounded ourselves with an extremely toxic environment, with approximately one in every eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products being hazardous toxic industrial chemicals.

Aluminum In Breast Tissue: A Possible Factor In The Cause Of Breast Cancer

A new study has identified a regionally-specific distribution of aluminum in breast tissue which may have implications for the cause of breast cancer. Scientists have found that the aluminum content of breast tissue and breast tissue fat was significantly higher in the outer regions of the breast, in close proximity to the area where there would be the highest density of antiperspirant.

Dangerous Chemicals in Deodorant & Antiperspirant: A Detailed Review of the Chemicals, Research & Avoidance Tips

The personal care industry has been hijacked by misleading messages and outright false advertising. More concerning is that companies are putting their profits before the health and well-being of their consumers. While the FDA is slow to react and enforce regulation that could ban harmful ingredients, consumers continue to use their “trusted” products.

Aluminum and Deodorant

Aluminum has been linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease and it's probably on your skin right now!

Top 3 Reasons To Avoid Aluminum

In our previous blog, “Circle the Wagons and Set the Example” we shared that the average woman will apply deodorant on her underarm approximately 28, 740 times. Every day we use commercial deodorants and antiperspirants, we apply a host of toxic chemicals to our underarms. Aluminum is one of these toxic substances. So what happens when we expose ourselves daily, over a long period of time to this metal?

Why Risk Your Health Everyday?

In case you missed the news, two separate juries in the last few weeks have awarded damages of $55 and $72 million dollars to women who used talcum powder over time and then developed ovarian cancer. That’s over $125 million dollars awarded AND there are still many more pending cases to be decided. You may be asking why is this important to us here at Evelyn Kay? The quick answer: Talc is listed as an ingredient on most commercial deodorants.

Got Empowerment?

Female Empowerment. It is certainly a “buzz” phrase these days. Women are still seeking equality and empowerment on social and economic levels. It is these areas most people think of when they hear the phrase “female empowerment”. At Evelyn Kay Club, we embrace these ideas of what empowerment means and we have our own focus on empowerment as well.

5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Hiding In Your Deodorant

What really is hiding under our arms? What is hanging out in our armpits? These aren’t questions or answers people like to think about unless they are sweaty and stinky. Here at Evelyn Kay, these are EXACTLY the kind of questions we ask and answers we seek; because we know what we put on our skin and on our armpits can have consequences to our health. We want to share some information that we have found out about what really is in the antiperspirants and deodorants we use every day so that you can make healthier choices for yourself and those you love.