WARNING: Discontinue Use Of Products Containing THIS Ingredient
Kyung-Chul Choi from Chungbuk National University and the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology have begun to study the substance known as triclosan found in many common household products. Triclosan is known to be a hormone disruptor and can even mimic the hormone estrogen. This can lead to alterations of normal production of other hormones like testosterone.
Triclosan directly affects our endocrine system and causes abnormal cell growth.
The substance Octylphenol works closely with triclosan, when the two are put together, Octylphenol enhances the effect of triclosan.
“Studies have increasingly linked triclosan and its chemical cousin triclocarban, to a range of adverse health and environmental effects, from skin irritation, endocrine disruption, bacterial and compounded antibiotic resistance, to the contamination of water and its negative impact on fragile aquatic ecosystems,” – Beyond Pesticides
Companies like Beyond Pesticides and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) are well aware of these substances in products. They have been bringing issues to light about triclosan, putting on blast its status as a known endocrine-disturbing synthetic (EDC). They’ve been pushing for these items to be expelled from household items.
There is good news, however. Many major manufacturers have started to reformulate their products so that they do not contain triclosan.
For Soap: Dial® Liquid hand soap and body wash; Tea Tree Therapy™ Liquid Soap; Clearasil® Daily Face Wash; Dermalogica® Skin Purifying Wipes; DermaKleen™ Antibacterial Lotion Soap; CVS Antibacterial Soap, Ajax Antibacterial Dishsoap, Ultra Concentrated Dawn Antibacterial Dishsoap, Kimcare Antibacterial Clear Soap, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Hand Soaps, Gels and Foaming Sanitizers.
For Dental Care Colgate Total®: Breeze™ Daily Mouthwash; Reach® Antibacterial Toothbrush
For Cosmetics: Garden Botanika® Powder Foundation; Mavala Lip Base; Movate® Skin Litening Cream HQ; Paul Mitchell Detangler Comb, Revlon ColorStay LipSHINE Lipcolor Plus Gloss, Babor Volume Mascara, Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk, Phytomer Hydracontinue Instant Moisture Cream, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotions.
For Deodorant: Arm and Hammer® Essentials Natural Deodorant; Queen Helene® Tea Trea Oil Deodorant and Aloe Deodorant; DeCleor Deodorant Stick; Epoch® Deodorant with Citrisomes.
For First Aid: SyDERMA® Skin Protectant plus First Aid Antiseptic; Healwell Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint; Solarcaine® First Aid Medicated Spray; Nexcare™ First Aid, Skin Crack Care; : Universal Cervical Collar with Microban.
For Kitchenware: Farberware® Microban Cutting Boards; Franklin Machine Products FMP Ice Cream Scoop SZ 20 Microban; Hobart Semi-Automatic Slicer; Chix® Food Service Wipes with Microban; Compact Web Foot® Wet Mop Heads.
For Other Personal Care Products: Murad Acne Complex® Kit, ®; Diabet-x™ Cream; Scunci Microban Comb, Sportslick Pocket Slick.
For Clothes: Biofresh® socks, undergarments, tops and bottoms.
For Office and School Products: Ticonderoga® Pencils with Microban Protection, Avery® Touchgaurd View Binders, C-line® products, Clauss® cutting instruments, Costco® products, Sharp® printing calculators. Westcott® scissors