I have been blogging about the dangers of triclosan — an anti-microbial chemical used to kill germs — since I started this blog back in September 2009. (Check out my coverage here.) As I have mentioned many times, triclosan is a chemical that turns into dioxin when exposed to the sun. It breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [...]
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There has been plenty of news lately about the dangers of Tricosan, but many people are still puzzled about the chemical. I interviewed Dr. Larry Weiss, chief scientist and founder of hand sanitizer and soap manufacturer CleanWell about the topic. Here are his answers. KB: What is Triclosan? Dr. Weiss: Triclosan and the closely related [...]
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent that’s found in antibacterial soap as well as mouthwash, toothpaste, toys, and lunch bags. It’s also found at higher levels in the blood of allergic kids, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, solidifying the fact that you really need to avoid the stuff — if you aren’t already. [...]
A study popped into my in-box a few minutes ago from the University of Florida Health Science Center: Antibacterial Agent Could Cause Pregnancy Problems. I’ll give you the quick and dirty summary. Researchers think that triclosan interferes with estrogen sulfotransferase, an enzyme that is linked to the metabolism of estrogen. Estrogen that’s supposed to move [...]
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) isn’t going to take it anymore. The environmental action group today filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for, “failing to issue a final rule regulating the chemicals triclosan and triclocarban, which are commonly found in antibacterial soaps.” I’ve written about the topic many times before, [...]
Trader Joe’s disappointed me. It’s usually my favorite grocery store — closer than Whole Foods, and a heck of a lot less expensive. But last week as I was picking up my dishwashing soap (TJ’s Next To Godliness Automatic Dishwashing powder), my eyes were drawn to a bottle sitting right above it. A small bottle [...]