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  1. Growing Ban on Triclosan

    Japan is one of a growing number of countries to ban Triclosan, a common chemical found in everyday personal care products like anti-bacterial handwashes/gels and toothpaste. The decision follows the US, with the FDA finding that triclosan was no more effective at preventing the spread of illness than washing hands with soap and warm water. Research […]

  2. Antibacterial soaps banned in the US

    Antibacterial soaps have been banned in the US as they have been declared no more effective than ordinary soap and could encourage the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibacterial soap contains the toxic ingredient Triclosan which can hormone function, damage the liver and kidneys and is a suspected carcinogenic. Triclosan is also contained in toothpastes and […]

  3. Teens' chemical exposure plummets after switch

    We have known for some time that the use of chemicals in personal care products can have a major disruptive effect on our endocrine (hormone) system. A recent study in the US shows that after just 3 days of using makeup, shampoos and lotions free of hormone-disrupting chemicals, levels dropped by up to 45 percent. The volunteers, […]

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