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Chemistry For Your Life

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A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.

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How do deodorant and antiperspirant work?

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What's that smell? Is it us? Is it you? We hope it's neither, thanks to deodorants and antiperspirants. This week, Melissa and Jam delve into the chemistry of this everyday important substance. What are the differences between deodorant and antiperspirant? How do they work in the first place? Does one work better? Is one better for us? Be kind to one another, wear deodorant.

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References from this episode

  1. Individual and gender fingerprints in human body odour – Dustin J Penn, Elisabeth Oberzaucher, Karl Grammer, Gottfried Fischer, Helena A Soini, Donald Wiesler, Milos V Novotny, Sarah J Dixon, Yun Xu, and Richard G Brereton
  2. What are deodorants and antiperspirants, and how do they fight sweat? - Everts, Chemical and Engineering News
  3. Studies of trans 3 methyl 2 hexenoic acid in normal and schizophrenic humans - S. G. Gordon, K. Smith, L. Rabinowitz, P. R. Vagelos, Journal of lipid research
  4. :2165/docview/1837539419?pq-origsite=summon" rel="nofollow">Breast Cancer and Deodorants/Antiperspirants: A Systematic Review
  5. :2142/science/article/pii/S0162013405001613" rel="nofollow">Aluminium, antiperspirants and breast cancer
  6. The mechanism of eccrine sweat pore plugging by aluminium salts using microfluidics combined with small angle X-ray scattering. - Bretagne A, Cotot F, Arnaud-Roux M, Sztucki M, Cabane B, Galey JB.


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