Antibacterial Chemical Triclosan – Another Toxin to Avoid

Triclosan has been in the news a lot lately and I thought I’d share the medical studies that showed it causes impaired muscle function along with other health concerns. This product is the chemical used in antibacterial products and is patented under the name Microban. This agent was introduced in the 70’s and we are just now hearing about it’s harmful affects on humans via the mainstream media. It’s excreted in blood, urine and breast milk, so newborns have been getting their unfair dose of it too.

For articles on the chemical read below:

http://www.rodale.com/triclosan-containing-products

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/14/chemical-in-many-antibacterial-soaps-linked-with-impaired-muscle-function/?test=latestnews#ixzz23bWqF36f?test=latestnews

For a list of products that contain triclosan, see link below:

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/antibacterial/products.htm

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