Antibiotic-resistant bacteria inside a biofilm.
Triclosan, an ingredient in soap and many household cleansers, has gained a bad reputation. A recent study looking for a way to boost an antibiotic, however, found that tricloscan did a great job.
An ingredient in toothpaste and other personal care products may be harming the microbes in our gut and leaving us vulnerable to disease.
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
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How to cut down on toxic chemicals found in common household products.
Any antimicrobial chemicals in there?
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Products not under the FDA’s jurisdiction don’t have to list whether they contain any of the antimicrobial chemicals banned in soap by the agency.
Companies promoting these products have until now been able to make exaggerated claims about their relative germ-killing ability.
The US FDA has ruled to disallow the use of the more than a dozen antibacterial compounds in so-called “antibacterial” handwashes. Australia should now follow suit.
Environmental chemicals are found in a range of common household products.
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Chemicals in a wide array of consumer products have been linked to conditions affecting physical, cognitive and emotional health.
Under researched - our increasing exposure to a large range of chemicals.
After decades of use in some of the most well-known hygiene and cleaning products in our bathrooms and kitchens, concerns about the safety of triclosan – an anti-germ chemical used in products including…
There is no evidence that the antibacterial ingredients of such soaps do anything more than plain soap and water.
The next time you wash your hands with a liquid soap claiming to be antibacterial, keep in mind that you may not actually be sanitising them. There’s no evidence that the antibacterial ingredients of such…