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The contribution of antiperspirants to excessive aluminum exposure is low, according to the BfR

La contribution des antitranspirants à l'exposition excessive à l'aluminium est faible, selon le BfR

Since 2019, the BfR (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) has been alerting about excessive exposure of the population to aluminium, which can have serious health implications. And despite the now definitive Opinion of the SCCS (European Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety) that the use of aluminium at concentrations of 6.25% and 10.60% respectively in non-spray and spay antiperspirants is safe, the BfR continued to question the actual amount of aluminium that is actually absorbed through the skin. Following the evaluation of a new human study, the German Institute now supports the opinion of European experts.

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