Most people asked know what triclosan is -- they remember it from when antibacterial gels made headlines for having triclosan as an ingredient. People got all upset and angry about this one. So, what is a governing body to do? Well, create laws of course!
New law: it cannot be added to anything, which remains on the body. Say what?!? You mean I can add that to cosmetics, toothpastes, soaps, cleaners, and various other products as long as my product is not intended for long-term use on skin and can be washed off? Yep! Go for it! Stick that chemical in everything and market it as antibacterial! Pretty much anywhere you see that antibacterial label is going to be the place you find triclosan. Stay away from those dish detergents and hand soaps with it!
Have you looked at your deodorant lately? Guess what? It is allowed to be in there. That is a substance that sits on the skin and you wash off at the end of a day, right? ... right....right next to your open pores which lead to your lymph nodes and breast tissue... because that's where we want to find triclosan.
A bit more bad news: due to our EXTENSIVE use of triclosan... germs are becoming resistant to our antibacterial efforts. We are building superbugs! Yay us, for coming up with yet another issue created from our own lack of judgment. Good thing for the superbugs -- we are helping them quite a bit by destroying our immune system and body by using this product, eh?
Side-effects include: hormonal disruption, impaired muscle function, impaired immune function, and increased allergies.What is triclocarban? Simple – the same thing as triclosan. ☺ Triclosan is used in liquid products and triclocarban is in solid products.What can we do to avoid this one? Simple. Because it IS listed in the ingredients of cosmetic products, start being an avid label reader!