Monday, 11 August 2014
Antibacterial Soap Warning: May Harm Unborn Fetuses
I have to say that today was a good day. I was driving to an appointment listening to my local talk radio station CBC when they started to discuss a well used and well known chemical Triclosan.I have always been a firm believer that we should not be using all of these antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers. It is thought to be one of the reason for the development of these superbugs which are becoming resistant to our traditional medications. Now there is a new wave of proof for avoiding these products, especially if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. They are said to damage the health of the mother and the unborn baby. If you are looking to buy any product, look out for these two ingredients in particular Triclosan and Triclocarban. Here are a couple of articles detailing further the recent findings.
For those who are interested I found this site which gives a quick list of all the products that contain Triclosan. However, it is always best practice to read the ingredient list on the products that you purchase. Triclosan is one of the ingredients that must be disclosed on the ingredient listing.