We all use antibacterial soaps regularly or we use them at some point of our lives. They have to fight bacteria and germs, but at the same time they are full of harmful chemicals that may cause cancer.
The latest research has found that triclosan – toxic chemical compound supports cancer cells and are also dominant in antibacterial soaps and beauty products.
These harmful and extremely dangerous effects on the hormonal system have been proven by the Korea Institute Research. The team has found that it is hormone disruptor with detrimental adverse effects on the production and function of other hormones (testosterone).
Since it negatively affects endocrine system, causing abnormal cellular formation, triclosan has been found to cause breast cancer.
Octyl phenol is another chemical ingredient consisted in antibacterial soaps which cause abnormal cellular growth. The combination of these dangerous ingredients leads to abnormal cell growth.
All the studies have associated triclocarban and triclosan directly to many ailments and health issues such as endocrine disruptions, bacteria and antibiotic resistance and skin irritations.
Today we will present you a list of soaps that contain triclosan:
- Kimcare Antibacterial Clear Soap
- Skin Purifying Wipes
- Ultra Concentrated Dawn Antibacterial Dishsoap
- Antibacterial Lotion Soap
- Ajax Antibacterial Dishsoap
- CVS Antibacterial Soap
- Dial® Liquid handsoap and bodywash
- ; Dermalogica®
- Tea Tree Therapy™
- Foaming Sanitizers,
(EWG) Environmental Working Group and Beyond Pesticides have tried to alert the people of the detrimental effects of triclosan.
In order to ban its use in production of soaps, they have also signed a petition to the FDA. However, due to this important pressure, many manufacturers avoid triclosan in their products.
Yet, there are still dangerous chemicals and toxins in many products that we use daily. This is the list of products that contain harmful chemicals including triclocarban:
Personal Care Products: Diabet-x™ Cream, Murad Acne Complex® Kit, Sportslick, Pocket Slick, Scunci Microban Comb
Deodorant Products: Epoch®, Hammer® Essentials Natural Deodorant, Aloe Deodorant Arm, Tea Trea Oil Deodorant, Deodorant with Citrisomes, DeCleor Deodorant Stick, Queen Helene®
First Aid Products: Skin Crack Care, Nexcare™ First Aid,, First Aid Medicated Spray, Solarcaine®, SyDERMA® Skin Protectant, Collar with Microban, Healwell Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint
Cosmetic Products: Babor Volume Mascara, Paul Mitchell Detangler Comb, Garden Botanika® Powder Foundation, Mavala Lip Base