Triclosan. What is it? Why we should hate it.

22 Jun

A growing list of household and personal care products are advertised as “antibacterial” because they contain a chemical called triclosan. While the manufacturers of these products want you to think triclosan protects you from harmful bacteria, it turns out that it may be doing more harm than good.

The big 3 evil things that Triclosan is responsible for:
1.messing up our endocrine systems
2.making germs even more resistant
3.messes up our environment, contaminates water and back to our food supply

How do we know this? Lab tests, urine tests, breast milk tests, sea life with altered reproductive systems and the increase in all the health problems adults and children are suffering from.

The popular anti bacterial product of choice is hand sanitizer. Now, rest be assured-all are not bad. I spoke “well” about Clean Well in my last article. But I get really upset when I see people slathering on “certain” hand sanitizers like they are going out of style and rubbing them into children and infant’s hands. You have to start reading labels and learn what ingredients to look for. Please click on this link to find what products are harboring Triclosan. http://www.beyondpesticides.org/antibacterial/products.htm

Some familiar products may surprise you. Also, it is unsettling to know out of thousands of products, it isn’t even a complete list.Keep in mind,some companies may have changed their formulas and I cannot guarantee the accuracy of each product. Please know there are other choices out there. I am trying to share all my findings in my blog, so stay tuned! The prices of safer products are not horrific, and companies have coupons if you look. Or, you can pay later, with medical bills. If more people supported safer companies, perhaps the prices would go down. Just making a few changes can add up health wise!
if it is killing 99% of germs…what else is it killing?

Active Ingredient: Triclosan
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium-10, Fragrance, Disodium Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 10, Green 3

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