Aluminum Oxide Hazards
Although aluminum oxide is certainly abrasive, it is also a skin irritant with a very questionably safety record. In any case, it is unquestionably unpleasant. If it gets into your eyes, it can scratch your cornea. If it gets into your ears, it can cause earaches. If it gets into your mouth, you will experience the unpleasant sensation of tooth enamel grinding away until it’s all washed out. Accidental ingestion can cause a scratchy or sore throat accompanied by a low-grade fever. Some people have increased allergic sensitivity to aluminum and cannot use any products with aluminum in them, (antiperspirants for instance).
Aluminum oxide crystals inflame and irritate the skin, leaving it red, whereas, baking soda crystals have a natural ability to calm, tone and soothe the skin. Baking soda crystals help balance the pH of the skin and minimize any post-peel itch or irritation, even when used immediately after chemical peels, because the skin affected by the acid is efficiently scrubbed away, leaving polished, toned and soothed skin without chemical or particulate residue.
Aluminum accumulation in the brain has been medically linked to Alzheimer’s disease. It is also suspected to play a role in various other similar neurological disorders such as Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and Attention Deficit Disorder. As the theory goes, when aluminum concentrates in your brain, you can’t concentrate… because it short-circuits your neural networks.
This is only a partial list of potential health hazards. Microdermabrasion with aluminum oxide is controversial to say the least. Whether fact or theory… bad news about aluminum oxide continues to be reported. Microdermabrasion service providers that continue using aluminum oxide are increasingly finding themselves in an awkward position of having to defend it’s questionable safety record to an increasingly aware public. Worse yet, clients who conclude that you are willing to risk their health in pursuit of profits may not ask you any questions at all…and may simply choose to go elsewhere. Client trust is certainly very important…Why risk it?
Even industrial sand blasting companies will not use aluminum oxide when blasting in confined areas, over bodies of water, or anywhere toxic materials are prohibited. Read the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) on aluminum oxide. Why would anyone who knows the potential risks allow themselves to be exposed to high levels of this substance for any reason? Why do some microdermabrasion companies continue to promote the exposure of your clients and technicians to this substance on a regular basis? WHO KNOWS?
Aluminum Oxide Health Hazards
To Contaminate or to Decontaminate? That’s the Question.
Microdermabrasion manufacturers warn technicians to use a breathing mask while using aluminum oxide (in equipment manuals). Ask why. The MSDS reveals why and what to do in the event of unintended exposures in the course of utilizing hazardous materials. Ask for a copy. Even if technicians did use breathing masks as recommended, exactly what would that say to the clients who are left unprotected during their treatments? Clients would certainly wonder, “Is there something I’m not being told about the risks of breathing this stuff?” MSDS information on aluminum oxide is available from various industrial providers based on many independent university studies. Now that a safe, organic, and therapeutic skin abrasive is available… Why continually expose yourself or anyone else to this potentially harmful substance?
The internet makes it easy for anyone to investigate the risks. Simply type: “Aluminum Health Hazards” into any internet search engine. Credible and unbiased information is widely available for anyone who really wants to know the truth about aluminum exposure risks. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a credible unbiased government resource provided through The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration list the health factors associated with aluminum oxide .
These are just some of the links you will find under the keyword “Aluminum oxide hazards”. The following information has been provided to alert you to the risks and causes of using Aluminum Oxide. If you currently are using Aluminum Oxide please reconsider for the health of yourself, your staff and your clients.
After experiencing the baking soda difference, few people will ever go back to aluminum oxide treatments. Just try and see why for yourself! Whenever possible, our representatives will demonstrate our system alongside other microdermabrasion systems. The Dermaglide system produces better results by a wide margin in every category, including comfort.
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