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Can I apply SweatStopÂ® antiperspirants without concern?
Yes. SweatStopÂ® is safe and non-hazardous to health. Attention should be paid to the right application and safety notes.
Discussions about the safety of antiperspirants containing aluminium salts appear in the media at the moment. There are assumptions that breast cancer or Alzheimer’s are a possible aftermath of the use of antiperspirants containing aluminium salts. However, these statements are not based on any relevant scientific fact. Up to today there is no fact that proves a connection between breast cancer or Alzheimer’s and the application of antiperspirants containing aluminium salts.
Cosmetics containing aluminium compounds are successfully used as antiperspirants globally and can be sold without any restrictions due to the harmlessness grading by internationally acknowledged institutes. The EU cosmetics regulation within the EU cosmetics law, as well as the Departments of Health ensure the safety of the products. Moreover, all cosmetics succumb a comprehensive regulation with safety tests and valuations and also scientific analysis.
The American Cancer Society and the German Cancer Research Centre exclude an increased breast cancer risk with the use of cosmetics containing aluminium compound. Furthermore, no relation between the disease Alzheimer’s and the usage of aluminium containing products can be detected as the World Health Organization states in their Report No. 194 of its International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
Following acknowledged (independent) consumer institutes confirm the harmlessness of aluminium salt containing deodorants and antiperspirants and provide further information:
- National Cancer Institute USA
- American Cancer Society
- Cancer Research UK
- German Cancer Research Center
- Information platform of the cosmetics industry's brands for journalists, experts and interested parties
- Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
- International Hyperhidrosis Society
If you still want to dispense with antiperspirants containing aluminium salts, there are alternatives such as functional undershirts with integrated sweat protection, underarm sweat pads or iontophoresis devices. Click here to get to know more about our alternative range.