What type of soap do you use? Today, many people use antibacterial soaps which are supposed to destroy bacteria and germs and protect your health. But, these soaps contain chemicals which are proved to be carcinogenic and cause more harm than good.
Namely, recent studies have proved that many cosmetic and beauty products, including antibacterial soap contain chemicals, such as triclosan and triclocarban.
Kyung-Chul Choi was lead researcher in South Korea at the National University and the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology and along with his colleagues from Chungbuk he conducted a study about the effects of triclosan and triclocarban on the hormonal system.
It is proved that triclosan is hormone disruptor. Other research proved that it imitates estrogen and that results in adversely affects the production and the activities of other known hormones such ash testosterone.
There are separate studies which have proved that triclosan has negative impact on the endocrine system and causes abnormal cellular formation and it is proved that it causes breast cancer.
Tests conducted on animals showed that the EDCs were very high in both daily and long term exposure.
Octylphenol Is Equally Carcinogenic
Octylphenol is antibacterial compound and it was scientifically proved that it causes abnormal cellar growth.
Both, octylphenol and triclosan significantly increase the growth of abnormal cells.
There are many separate studies which proved that triclosan and triclocarban are causative agents for many ailments and health issues including endocrine disruption, skin irritation, bacterial and compounded antibiotic resistance etc.
Beyond Pesticides and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) are groups of people who inform people on the dangers of triclosan. Namely, these groups try to bring to light the fact that triclosan is an endocrine-disturbing synthetic (EDC). It is important to mention that they have petitioned the FDA to prohibit the use of this chemical in soap production as well as other cosmetic products.
Which Products Have Triclosan?
Below you can see a list of products that contain triclosan or triclocarban.
Bathing Soap: Clearasil®, Dial® Liquid handsoap and bodywash; Foaming Sanitizers, Tea Tree Therapy™ Liquid Soap; Daily Face Wash; Dermalogica® ; DermaKleen™ Antibacterial Lotion Soap; Ajax Antibacterial Dishsoap, CVS Antibacterial Soap, Skin Purifying Wipes, Kimcare Antibacterial Clear Soap, Ultra Concentrated Dawn Antibacterial Dishsoap, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Hand Soaps and Gels.
Oral Care Products: Antibacterial Toothbrush, Colgate Total®; Breeze™ Daily Mouthwash; Reach®
Cosmetics Products: Garden Botanika® Powder Foundation; Mavala Lip Base; Movate® Skin Litening Cream HQ; Paul Mitchell Detangler Comb, Revlon ColorStay LipSHINE Lipcolor Plus Gloss, Babor Volume Mascara, Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk, Phytomer Hydracontinue Instant Moisture Cream, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotions.
Deodorant Products: Deodorant with Citrisomes,Tea Trea Oil Deodorant and Aloe Deodorant Arm and Hammer® Queen Helene® ; DeCleor Deodorant Stick; Essentials Natural Deodorant; Epoch®.
First Aid Products: Healwell Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint, Universal Cervical Collar with Microban, SyDERMA® Skin Protectant plus First Aid Antiseptic; Solarcaine® First Aid Medicated Spray; Nexcare™ First Aid, Skin Crack Care.
Kitchenware Products: Microban Cutting Boards; 20 Microban, Franklin Machine Products FMP Ice Cream Scoop SZ ; Hobart Semi-Automatic Slicer; Chix® Food Service Wipes with Microban; Farberware®, Compact Web Foot® Wet Mop Heads.
More Personal Care Products: Pocket Slick, Scunci Microban Comb, Murad Acne Complex® Kit, ®; Diabet-x™ Cream; and Sportslick.
Clothing: tops and bottoms, Biofresh® socks and undergarments.
Products For School and Office: scissors, C-line®, Avery® Touchgaurd View Binders, Ticonderoga® Pencils with Microban Protection, products, Clauss® cutting instruments, Costco® products, Sharp® printing calculators. Westcott®
Other products: Cool Mist Humidifier, Bionare® ; Deciguard AB® Antimicrobial Ear Plugs; Bauer® Re-Akt hockey helmet and 7500 hockey helment; Miller Paint Acro Pure Interior Paint; Yoga Mat, Holmes Foot Buddy™ HMH120U Antimicrobial Foot Buddy Foot Warmer, Blue Mountain Wall Coverings, Kimberly Clark® WYPALL X80 Towels, California Paints®, Davis Paint® Perfection, Hirschfield’s Paint®,O’Leary Paint®, EHC AMRail Escalator Handrails, Dupont™ Air Filters, Winix Dehumidifiers, J Cloth® towels, select Quickie cleaning products, Canopy® kitchen towels, ALUF Plastics®, BioEars earplugs, DAP®Kwik Seal Plus®, ProAdvanced Products, NuTone® Central Vacuum systems, Petmate® LeBistro feeders and waterers, Infantino cart covers and baby carriers, Oreck XL®, Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum™, Rival® Seal-A-Meal® Vacuum Food Sealer, CleenFreek SportsHygiene , Resilite Sports Products, Rubbermaid® Coolers, Stufitts sports gear, Venture Products® fitness mats, Custom Building Products, Laticrete, Niasa Biquichamp® mortar grout and sealant.