Daily Challenge Tuesday Aug. 14, 2012
Physical Health comprises questions on topics a doctor may talk about, like Body Mass Index, daily energy, physical pain, history of illness, and medical conditions.
Check the labels on your liquid hand soap for triclosan.
- PJ P.BlossomingLevel 99
- Janet A.BranchingLevel 262
My soaps are all from health conscious sources that don't use these sorts of ingredients.
Show morePoppy C. and others posted 4 replies.
Cymry R. replied August 15, 2012 at 18:48 UTC:
I've been refilling my soap dispensing bottle with soap ends and water. I figure soap is soap , so turning bar soap into liquid soap should be just fine, I hope.....
Brenda M. replied August 16, 2012 at 3:53 UTC:
I'll have to check mine, too.
- Rita H.Flourishing
I checked all my soaps and I am safe! Whew!!!! This tract is making me want to live in a bubble. LOL
- Mariela A.BlossomingLevel 322
GOOD AFTERNOON MY DEAR DC FRIENDS!!!!/.... DAY 2 KATHIE... rainy day here and not feeling well... I think the flu is coming..... I'm in low motion today...
DONE!!!... I checked the label on my hand soap and dos not have triclosan... however, the one I was using had it... THis is what I found about triclosan:
"Triclosan is the primary active ingredient in many antibacterial and antifungal products we all use on a regular basis. It has become popular as an additive to hand soap, face wash, toothpaste, and is used in Microban® products such as utensils, clothing and toys. Triclosan’s effectiveness in hand soap is due to the fact that it stays on the hands and continues to kill bacteria even after they have been rinsed and dried. According to some studies, products that contain triclosan kill up to 99.6% of germs.
Currently, triclosan is used in approximately 75% of liquid soap products.
Critics of antibacterial products, and specifically, triclosan, claim that its overuse will result in the development of resistant bacteria.
Another criticism of triclosan is that it may be carcinogenic. According to studies, triclosan interacts with the chlorine in tap water to produce chloroform gas, which is a carcinogen.
But as consumer groups have campaigned against triclosan, some consumer product manufacturers have removed it and substituted less controversial ingredients. Reckitt Benckiser removed triclosan from three face washes, for instance. And citing “changing consumer preferences,” Colgate-Palmolive replaced triclosan with lactic acid in Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Liquid, and its Softsoap liquid hand soap has been reformulated without the chemical.
Colgate, however, continues to use triclosan in its Colgate Total toothpaste because it has been proved to fight gingivitis, a claim approved by the F.D.A."
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED DAY... LOVE YOU... XOXO
Show moreSimone L. and others posted 10 replies.
Mariela A. replied August 15, 2012 at 2:16 UTC:
It's almost 10pm here.. I'm feeling better.. Going to bed right now.. tomorrow I'm going to the farmer market at 6am.... Hope your day went awasome... Good night everybody... see you toorrow... BYE..
Jill H. replied August 15, 2012 at 3:08 UTC:
You been in dreamland for an hour but I hope you rest well and awake feeling strong, my friend!
- Lisa F.SproutingLevel 229
Horray for the co-op life. I only buy most of my soap from there and it has saved me.
Today is oldest child's last day of summer. To celebrate he got all his hair cut. Hard to believe he will be in 4th this year.
Rita H. replied August 14, 2012 at 17:27 UTC:
- Tom C.BlossomingLevel 272
None of that at our house.
- Carmen C.LeafingLevel 291
I have Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap on my counter top. I haven't used *any* kind of soap with triclosan for probably 12 years or more. It's hard to find a regular dish soap without it!
FYI: I found I can order Dr. Bronner's on-line, but the shipping is rather expensive. So, I checked with Sprouts. They have 1/2 gallon sized containers in the store and they will order gallon-sized containers for me when they do their regular weekly order.
Stay cool in this continued heat everyone and have a great day!
Show morePhyllis B. and others posted 3 replies.
Wendy H. replied August 14, 2012 at 19:48 UTC:
Carmen ... Yes, Another Hot Day in The Valley ... Going to be 100+ for the next week..yikes .. You and Hubby keep ur selves Cool and Hydrated ..Enjoy ur O.C. Day
Jean E. P. replied August 15, 2012 at 2:07 UTC:
SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD SOAP.