Does antiperspirant/deodorant cause Alzheimer’s disease?
NO. This is a myth refuted by the Alzheimer’s Association* and the National Institutes of Health.
While we understand why you might be concerned about the myth that aluminum — which is found in small amounts in many common, everyday items such as pots and pans, antiperspirants and even potatoes — can cause Alzheimer's disease, there is no credible scientific evidence that supports this urban myth. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association addresses this topic on the “Alzheimer Myths” page of its Web site. This myth first surfaced when a study conducted in 1965 showed small concentrations of aluminum in the brains of some Alzheimer’s patients. Scientists, however, have never been able to replicate the findings of this study despite several decades of research.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease has never been conclusively proven and the research community is generally convinced that aluminum is not a key risk factor in developing Alzheimer’s disease.
To learn more about the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, visit www.alz.org or call 1-800-272-3900.
Again, we appreciate your concern about this topic and want to assure you that our first concern is for the health and safety of consumers like you who use our products. In keeping with this commitment, our products undergo extensive safety testing and meet all relevant FDA regulations.