Phthalates are used to make deodorants and other cosmetics soft and flexible and to extend the life of synthetic fragrances. They are common ingredients, used in most deodorants and antiperspirants. These harmful chemicals can disrupt the endocrine system. Exposure to phthalates (pronounced thal-ates) has been linked to early onset puberty. It has also been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and even birth defects.
Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical used in personal care products. In deodorant, it is used to kill germs on the skin that cause odor. This chemical can interfere with your hormonal signaling, mimicking other hormones and acts as an endocrine disruptor.