What’s NOT in Pit Stop! We care about your health and are not putting these common deodorant and anti-antiperspirant chemicals in our deodorant or any of our Mindfully crafted personal care products.
More and more studies are indicating that ingredients in our deodorants and personal grooming products are cancer-causing and cause problems with our endocrine systems. While we can’t control all of the cancer-causing chemicals in our environment we can certainly control the products we buy, use on our bodies and on our children’s bodies. The chemicals of concerned listed below are linked to reproductive development damage, breast cancer and more.
EWG’s Skin Deep database, which compares cosmetic ingredients to over 50 international toxicity databases, indicates that
parabens are linked to cancer, endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation.
According to the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners report: Most personal care products that contain phthalates don’t list them on the label, as they are used as a constituent ingredient in fragrance. Because fragrance occurs in the majority of products sold, consumers have no way of knowing whether their personal care products contain phthalates.
Phthalates may disrupt hormonal systems, which can cause harm during critical periods of development. Phthalate exposure
in pregnant women, as measured by urine samples, has been associated with a shortened distance between the anus and
genitals in male babies, indicating a feminization had occurred during genital development.111 Shorter anogenital distance
is characteristic of female sex in both humans and animals. Other research in humans has shown that baby boys exposed to
phthalates in breast milk had alterations in their hormone levels.112
Other research in adult human males has found exposure to some phthalates is associated with poor sperm quality and
infertility.113 Female laboratory animals exposed to phthalates also have been found to have alterations in sex hormones and
experience fetal loss.114
Triclosan is found in a wide variety of antibacterial soaps and detergents, as well as in many deodorants, toothpastes,
cosmetics, fabrics and plastics. Triclosan has proved to be both dangerous and unnecessary.
There is evidence that triclosan is an endocrine disruptor and impacts thyroid function and thyroid homeostasis. One recent
study found that triclosan had an effect on thyroid hormone concentrations,138 and another showed that triclosan interacted
with androgen and estrogen hormone receptors.139
A recent report by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety determined that even low
concentrations of triclosan can trigger antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Aluminum can hinder sweat and may be linked to breast cancer. It also disrupts lymph nodes and is linked to Alzheimer’s.