11 May '11, 1am

The Dangers of Triclosan & How to Avoid It: Triclosan, the controversial disinfectant that many associate with h...

The Dangers of Triclosan & How to Avoid It: Triclosan, the controversial disinfectant that many associate with h...

Triclosan , the controversial disinfectant that many associate with hand sanitizers, is actually in all manner of cosmetics and personal care products. The Trouble with Triclosan Triclosan is an antimicrobial, meaning that it kills harmful microorganisms. This can definitely be a good thing. If you’re in the hospital, for example, you want to know that everything from the nurses’ and doctors’ hands to their instruments are completely sterile. In a case like this, I think that you could make a pretty strong argument for using antimicrobials like triclosan. The big problem with triclosan is that it’s become ubiquitous. It’s in a host of over the counter personal care products , and that means that it’s also in our bodies and washing down our drains. There are quite a few health concerns associated with triclosan . It’s a suspected endocrine disruptor and carcinogen that accu...

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