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Old 11-24-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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FOXNews.com - Boy, 12, Dies From Excessive Deodorant Use - Health News | Current Health News | Medical News

A coroner in Britain has determined that a 12-year-old boy died after using too much spray deodorant in a confined space, according to a report from abc.net.au.

Daniel Hurley collapsed in a January after spraying on Lynx deodorant in the bathroom of his Derbyshire home.

An inquest was told last week that a "volatile" agent in the deodorant upset the boy's heart rhythm.

He was hospitalized after the incident and died five days later from a cardiac arrhythmia, also known as abnormal heart rhythms, according to the report.

The boy’s father, Robert Hurley, told the inquest that Daniel was fit and healthy. He also took pride in his appearance, using hair gels and deodorants, which he often sprayed all over his clothes.

The coroner said it was combination of the deodorant and the fact that it was sprayed in a confined space that caused the adverse effect on the boy's heart.

His death followed an incident several weeks earlier when he had collapsed in the bathroom but quickly recovered, according to the report.

Click here to read more on this story from abc.net.au.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Read that. Isn't that awful?!?

So sad.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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I stopped using deodorant.

I use that alcohol hand gel. You put it under your arms and the alcohol kills the bacterial. Works like a charm. That's what Julia Roberts uses, too. Me and Julia.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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I stopped using deodorant.

I use that alcohol hand gel. You put it under your arms and the alcohol kills the bacterial. Works like a charm. That's what Julia Roberts uses, too. Me and Julia.
Not a bad idea, but I think I'm addicted to my Secret Clear Gel in Brazilian Cherry too much to change now.

Would this "Lynx Deodorant" be in an aerosol spray can and maybe he also had a preexisting heart condition for this to occur?
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Would this "Lynx Deodorant" be in an aerosol spray can and maybe he also had a preexisting heart condition for this to occur?
yeah, the first article is a bit misleading, but it links to a mre accurate article. the deodorant itself did not kill the boy, it was the fumes from the aerosol deodorant he was using inside of a closed bathroom. haven't heard anything about a preexisting heart condition though.

I never use aerosol deodorants anyways, but you don't want to be spraying that stuff liberally in a closed room!
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