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How do deodorants and antiperspirants work? (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2015 -- We rely on them every day to keep the stink away. But have you ever wondered how those deodorants and antiperspirants we roll, spray or rub under our arms work? Turns out, you can thank chemistry for your pleasant aroma. This week's Reactions is all about keeping B.O. in check. Check it out here:

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