Does antiperspirant use increase the risk of aluminium-related disease, including Alzheimer's disease?

Mol Med Today. 1998 Mar;4(3):107-9. doi: 10.1016/s1357-4310(98)01209-x.


Aluminium salts are the major constituent of many widely used antiperspirant products. The use of such antiperspirants has been linked with the systemic accumulation of aluminium and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. But can the frequent use of aluminium-based antiperspirants lead to the accumulation of toxic levels of aluminium? And are there measures that we can take to reduce such accumulation without reducing the effectiveness of antiperspirants?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aluminum / adverse effects*
  • Aluminum / pharmacology
  • Alzheimer Disease / etiology
  • Cosmetics / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Sweating*


  • Cosmetics
  • Aluminum