Is antibacterial soap harming your health?

The latest news coming from the FDA (the food and drug administration) is that a triclosan, a chemical present in most antibacterial soaps, might actually be bad for your health

Animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation…Other studies in bacteria have raised the possibility that triclosan contributes to making bacteria resistant to antibiotics [link]

Triclosan ingredient list
Check for triclosan on the ingredients list.

The FDA will be reviewing its current regulation of the product.  Triclosan is also present in many toothpastes.  Although its use here is tied to a reduction in Gingivitis, at what price is this?

noShampoo promotes peoples’ health by advising against unnecessary use of chemicals on the body, primarily in shampoo, but also present in almost any consumer product.  Next time you spread something on your body, make sure you’re confident about what the effects might be.

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