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Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex
« on: 30/10/2007 23:51:01 »
Could anyone explain to me weather this would make sense or not?:




I. Title: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex in the human bloodstream.

II. Problem: Is AxeŠ stick deodorant bad for the human body?

III. Hypothesis:  I believe that the aluminum zirconium tetrachlohydrex alloy may melt into the skin, and may be a source to some physical health disorders. Due to the warnings on a common AxeŠ stick of deodorant, you should not use on broken skin, is bad for you if you have kidney diseases, and a rash may occur. Those cautions may be directly connected from one to another. If applied on skin to often, and no sweat to wash away, it may cause broken skin. If you apply the deodorizer it will enter the bloodstream, and therefore effect your health.


 

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Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex
« Reply #1 on: 31/10/2007 09:46:25 »
Could anyone explain to me weather this would make sense or not?:




I. Title: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex in the human bloodstream.

II. Problem: Is AxeŠ stick deodorant bad for the human body?

III. Hypothesis:  I believe that the aluminum zirconium tetrachlohydrex alloy may melt into the skin, and may be a source to some physical health disorders. Due to the warnings on a common AxeŠ stick of deodorant, you should not use on broken skin, is bad for you if you have kidney diseases, and a rash may occur. Those cautions may be directly connected from one to another. If applied on skin to often, and no sweat to wash away, it may cause broken skin. If you apply the deodorizer it will enter the bloodstream, and therefore effect your health.

"Aluminum zirconium tetrachlohydrex alloy"? How can it be an alloy? Anyway, "tetrachlohydrex " doesn't say what exactly it is; wiky only says it's a compound used as anti-perspirant:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium_zirconium_tetrachlorohydrex_gly
 

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Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex
« Reply #2 on: 31/10/2007 20:41:26 »
Most deodorants are somewhat acid and sting like hell if you use them on broken skin- hence the warning. Just about anything can cause a rash.
They really shouldn't get through the skin at all so I don't understand the bit about kidney problems, still they all say that- probably just worried about ambulance chasing lawyers.

Anyway, how would you go about testing the hypothesis?
 

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Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex
« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2007 05:47:31 »
With my materials I cant, But i did talk to someone whos doctor said that that actuly may be, if with overuseage, cause skin cancer.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/11/2007 19:47:29 »
I mean what experiment could you possibly undertake that would show that excessive use of this stuff causes cancer?
One doctor saying "maybe" doesn't count for much.
 

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