Many people are concerned about avoiding excess exposure to aluminum, especially after reading that aluminum is a neurotoxin. Several visitors have questioned whether they should give up aluminum foil in their kitchens. We would say no, so long as the aluminum foil is not exposed to highly acid foods. The risk could be dropped even more by boiling the foil first, although that does seem like a lot of trouble.
We are much more concerned about aluminum that is applied directly to the skin, especially the delicate skin of the armpit. There is evidence that aluminum compounds can be absorbed through the underarm. Antiperspirants all contain aluminum, at least in the United States. Consequently, people who would like to minimize their aluminum exposure should look for a different product to control body odor. We suggest that a deodorant rather than an antiperspirant would be a better choice.
There are many deodorants on the market, but we know of only one that was developed as a result of information from this website. Visitors have told us that milk of magnesia makes an excellent deodorant. Sloshing the laxative into the armpits is, however, somewhat inconvenient. As a result we have developed a deodorant that uses milk of magnesia as its active ingredient. Of course, it is completely aluminum free.
If you would like to order our deodorant, just slip over to the store at www.peoplespharmacy.com.