Brut 24 Hour Protection Deodorant with Trimax
Propylene glycol: is an organic double alcohol. It is used as a skin conditioning agent, a fragrance, and humectant. It is classified as a skin irritant, and can cause conjunctivitis of the eye. It is also considered to be a mutagen, a broad systemic toxin, and an immune system toxin.
Water: H2O, the stuff we drink.
Sodium Stearate: is a sodium salt of stearic acid, it is a naturally occurring fatty acid. It is used as a viscosity increasing agent and a surfactant. Though it appears to be of low toxicity to humans it is on Environment Canada's Domestic Substance List for concerns that it is an environmental toxin.
Poloxamine 1307: is a polymer of ethylene diamine, it is used as a surfactant. It is not considered to be toxic to humans or to the environment.
Aminomethyl Propanol: is a small molecular weight buffering agent. It is used in products as a buffering agent. It is considered to be an irritant and an wildlife and environmental toxin. There is also concern with contamination with other harmful toxins, such as, nitrosmaines and oxazolidine.
Triclosan: this is a pretty nasty ingredient. It is an antibacterial, and preservative. It is able to kill bacteria without destroying its cell wall. It is good to state that the over use of this ingredient may cause resistant strains of bacteria. It is also known to produce other toxic chemicals when it reacts with chlorine in water. It is considered to be an endocrine (hormone) disrupter an environmental toxin (being both persistent and bio accumulative), it is a known allergen, an irritant, and contains possible impurities.
Green 5 (CI 61570): is a synthetic colourant derived mainly from petroleum and coal tar, though it may also be derived from insects and or animals. Though it is derived from petroluem, it has a very low toxicity rating from the Environmental Working Group. It does not appear to bbe considered toxic to humans or to the environment.
Yellow 5 (CI 19140): is also known as tartrazine, it is a synthetic lemon yellow dye. It is used as a colourant. It is an immune system toxin, carcinogen, genotoxin, allergen and causes hyperactivity. Here is an interesting and highly ironic piece of information. In the 1990s rumours began to surface that tartrazine will lower sperm count, cause impotency in males and shrink the size of a mans penis and testicles. Funny since it is in a shampoo designed specifically for men. There is no proof or documented cases to back up these rumours, however.