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American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Academy of Family Physicians has an article on night sweats on its website. The article was written in 2003 and is intended for doctors.
www.aafp.org/afp/20030301/1019.html


American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society website has an excellent section (updated in 2008) explaining that there is no reason to believe that deodorants can cause breast cancer.
www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/antiperspirants-and-breast-cancer-risk


Antiperspirantsinfo

Antiperspirantsinfo is a website that aims to give accurate information about antiperspirants and health. Note that it is funded by Unilever, who manufacture antiperspirants. There are sections on myths and facts, and it has a FAQ section.
www.antiperspirantsinfo.com/english/index.php


Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK has a section (updated in 2010) on ‘Deodorants and Cancer’.
www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/deodorants


DermNet NZ

DermNet NZ gives information from the New Zealand Dermatology Society about various dermatological (skin) problems including excessive sweating.
www.dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/hyperhidrosis.html


Hyperhidrosis Patient Support Group

Hyperhidrosis Patient Support Group is a UK organization that offers support to people suffering from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).The website has excellent information with photographs of treatments such as iontophoresis.
www.hyperhidrosisuk.org


International Hyperhidrosis Society

International Hyperhidrosis Society is a US organization with an excellent and informative website. (Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating.) The website has practical suggestions for dealing with excessive sweating, and a special section for teenagers.
www.sweathelp.org


Iontophoresis machines

Iontophoresis machines for home use can be bought from iontophoresis-device.com.


Seeing, Hearing and Smelling website

The Seeing, Hearing and Smelling website from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute gives more information about pheromones.
www.hhmi.org/senses/d210.html


Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists has a website with lots of useful advice about caring for feet. Use the search box to find the page on sweaty feet.
www.feetforlife.org


US National Cancer Institute

US National Cancer Institute has a factsheet on antiperspirants/deodorants and breast cancer.
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/AP-Deo


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