26 Feb '12, 10pm

Avoid antibacterials with triclosan: make your own soap via @DavidSuzukiQoG

I avoid anything that claims to "kill germs" because if it does, it has some kind of antimicrobial in it: Triclosan, Microban, or silver ions (Norwex cleaning cloths) which are an antibiotic in all but name, and poised to cause all the same problems. I have become a pain to my local grocery/hardware store. All the major brands of anything—soap, sponges, microfibre cloths, mops, toothpaste, whatever—still make PLAIN versions without the antimicrobials. I google the companies to double-check, find the specific product name etc. When I can't find it on the shelf, I ask the department/store manager to special-order it for me. While she's looking it all up, I give her the spiel on why it's important to avoid the "germ killers" and why (with rare exceptions) they are completely unnecessary in our homes.

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/queen-of-green/2011/03/a...

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