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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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128. Dreadful deodorants

Do you slather your armpits in the hope of avoiding an awful odour? You might want to choose carefully. Find out why conventional deodorant reeks.

Substances applied to your skin are absorbed directly into your bloodstream, so is there anything to worry about?

Newspapers and magazines have been full of reports recently about the possible link between deodorants and breast cancer. There have also been reports that the aluminium in deodorants may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. Are these just scare stories?

People produce between one and two pints of sweat a day. It’s amazing, with that statistic, that we don’t all stink! The thing is, sweat itself is an odourless liquid; it only begins to smell once bacteria begin ...

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