Breaking Down Body Odor

Breaking Down Body Odor

By Stephanie Seferian

There are tens of thousands of chemicals currently used in the US and (shocker!) most aren't adequately tested for health and safety. The fewer we come into contact with, the better. Still, no one wants to stink. Enter deodorant and antiperspirant, two pesky places in which we conscious consumers can certainly buy better. On today's show: everything you never knew you *needed* to know about deodorant, plus: how to buy this medicine cabinet staple like a boss.  Here's a preview: [2:15] First things first: Breaking down exactly what's happening under your arms  [7:00] Antiperspirants block sweat glands and constrict pores. Is this a good thing? [9:30] What does recent empirical research say about aluminum and breast cancer? About Alzheimer's? [21:00] Exactly how to read the back of any personal care product [25:00] 5 steps to buying non-toxic and zero-waste deodorant   Resources mentioned: Wild deodorant  Pretty Frank Soapwalla Ursa Major Primal Life Organics The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database For more conscious consumer listening: Episode #294: A Better Trash Bag Episode #194: Safer Nail Polish  Episode #318: How To Buy Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent Episode #338: How Ethical Is Your Chocolate?
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