What is it?
Aluminum chloride hexahydrate is a chemical used primarily in preservation and disinfection in the home and in industry. As a topical medication, aluminum chloride hexahydrate is also used to help control excessive sweating, so it is a common ingredient in antiperspirants.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Antiperspirants and deodorants
  • Dental ceramics
  • Disinfectant in stables
  • Drysol
  • Dyed fabrics
  • Hair preparations (non-coloring)
  • Preserved wood
  • Parchment paper manufacturing
  • Water treatment
  • Refined crude oil
  • Rubber manufacturing
  • Topical astringent
  • Treatment for hyperhidrosis
Other names for aluminum chloride hexahydrate:
  • Aluminum chloride
  • Aluminum trichloride
  • Aluminum chloride, hydrated
  • Lewis acid
  • Aluminum chloride hydrate

How safe is it?

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