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
"Check the labels on your liquid hand soap for triclosan"