Aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrate
Key products that can contain aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrate include deodorants & baby nappies. SCA endorses products with the Toxic-Free Tick, that do not contain aluminum zirconium. When aluminum zirconium mixes with sweat, it causes that nasty yellow stain on your clothing & the fabric stiffens. Perspiration is one of the four ways that the body eliminates toxins, sweating is natural & necessary. People who suffer skin irritation from deodorants containing aluminium should avoid these products & buy an aluminium free deodorant.
CAS No: 98106-52-6. Other names; aluminium zirconium tetrachlorohydrate; tetraaluminium zirconium tetrachloride dodecahydroxide
HOW IS IT USED?
Aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex is an odour blocker. It masks foul smells in personal hygiene products including deodorants, antiperspirants, baby nappies, womens pads and tampons. Synthetic fragrances are also used, they can contain multiple toxic chemicals including xylene, bronopol and thousands of other unknown chemicals.
RESEARCH - WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?
U.S. - Ingredients Prohibited and Restricted in Cosmetics by FDA Regulations. Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne)).
WHAT ARE ODOUR BLOCKERS?
Aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex acts an an odour blocker. The aluminum and zirconium prevents the body's glands from producing sweat, without moisture from sweat being present this minimises bacteria that causes foul odours.
"Deodorant doesn’t prevent sweating. It is the smell blocker that tries to target the fats and proteins that have become bacteria. Antiperspirants prevent sweating.
When there is no sweat, there is no bacteria, which means there is no smell. The aluminum and zirconium in this product plug up the sweat glands. There are many rumors that antiperspirants prevent the body from naturally releasing toxins and are linked to cancer but this has not been proven" - The Coast News Group.
Odour blockers come with warnings: "For external use only. Do not use on broken skin
Ask a doctor before use if you have kidney disease. Stop use if rash or irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away." - Daily Med.