Triclosan is a chemical disinfectant that is always present in the composition of toothpaste and school supplies the children will probably be banned in Canada.
Different ways to limit its use, including the prohibition to add it to the personal care products sold in Canada were carried out.
In the United States, although the study of antimicrobial chemicals have prompted the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to recognize the negative impact of triclosan on human health, but this material is allowed into the material of soap, cosmetics, deodorants, toothpaste and other personal care products other. This does not include products such as school supplies, underwear, sandals and utensils.
Unlike the United States, Canada has taken a strong initiative to identify 200 hazardous chemicals and to test its effects on human health and the environment for 5 years. Initial success is the prohibition of the use of bisphenol A – a chemical that can disrupt hormones – in baby bottles.
Recent research on the health effects of triclosan found that the material is changing the process acts as a hormone and thyroid toxicity. Some other data also found that this material could lead to increased resistance to antibiotics. Even more recent research linking triclosan with allergies.
Products that contain triclosan are usually advertised with the slogan ‘germ-free’, ‘against germs’, ‘odor free’, ‘resist the smell’ or antimicrobials, despite the fact that ordinary soap and water have the same effectiveness with antibacterial soap.
Perform these simple steps to protect themselves from triclosan, as quoted by Rodale:
1. Instead of using antibacterial soap, choose a soap that does not contain toxins. But not good for health, antibacterial soaps also damage water quality.
2. Stay away from products that are advertised with frills or make claims of antimicrobial or antiseptic antibau. Even products that have been given Microban could also contain triclosan.
3. Avoid similar compounds such as triclosan bar soap containing triclocarban. If you require antibiotics and do not have access to water and plain soap, look for hand sanitizer that contains 70 percent alcohol.
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