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FDA Bans Common Chemicals In Antibacterial Soaps

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By Natalie Grover The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday banned some over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body wash products, saying they ...

The Antibacterial Resistance Threat: Are We Heading Toward a Post-Antibiotic Era?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 04.08.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Source: PEW Charitable Trusts The above graphic, from the Antibiotic Resistance Project by the PEW charitable trusts, summarizes how alarming the eme...

What Is the Benefit of Goat Milk Soap?

Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS | Posted 02.23.2017 | Style
Sharon T McLaughlin MD FACS

Most people buy large commercial brand soaps. It is convenient since it is found in any grocery or drug store. There are some downsides to using comme...

Why You Should Stop Washing With This Antibacterial Soap

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Fall is almost here. And along with breaking out our boots and sweaters, most of us will mark the changing of the season with a vigorous attempt to av...

Most People Use Antibacterial Soap Incorrectly, Expert Says

Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/01/2014 09:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Despite their widespread use, antibacterial soaps appear to ...

Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

Beth Greer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a recent study by the World Health Organization. The exposure happens on a daily basis from being in contact with items like soap, shampoo, cleaners, drinking water, food and plastic containers.

Microbes: Nature's Greatest Gift

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Killing bugs has become a modern-day pastime. Just scan the products on offer at your local supermarket. There's anti-bacterial this and antiseptic that. Is our antimicrobial obsession making us sick?

Victory! Proctor & Gamble to Eliminate Triclosan and DEP From Its Products

Christine Escobar | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

Procter & Gamble has announced plans to eliminate the toxic chemicals triclosan and diethyl phthalate (DEP) from all its products by 2014.

Harmful Ingredient Found In Anti-Bacterial Soaps, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | Home

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu shared a surprising fact -- antibacterial products can actually be dange...

Get the Toxins Out: Q&A With Ed Brown of Unacceptable Levels

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

In light of new discoveries of pesticide concoctions turning up in bee pollen, jet fuel in mother's milk, or Bisphenol A from plastics turning up in our world's oceans, there seems to be no frontier that we haven't changed through our toxic chemistry.

The EPA Opens a New Review of Handsoap, But Government Study Goes on for Decades

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Paul Alexander

Just Thursday, the Associated Press reported that FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Yao said evaluating triclosan is "one of the highest priorities" for the agency. Maybe, but a look at the history of the way the FDA and EPA have studied the substance suggests otherwise.

3 Steps the FDA Can Take in 2013 to Show It Is Protecting Americans From Harm

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

For as welcome as the new food safety programs are, the FDA is still plagued with problems. It moves at a glacial pace in the face of pressing health hazards, like its three-decade-long refusal to act on its own findings that the use of antibiotics in livestock feed threatens human health.

Is Antibacterial Soap Making Your Kids Fat? How Hormone Disruptors Wreak Havoc on Health

Beth Greer | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

This post is part of a series I will be writing on chemicals in our everyday products that may act as endocrine disruptors. These include the antibacterial chemical tricolsan, found in many personal care products.

'Hygiene Hypothesis' or 'Old Friends' Theory?

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Is it the "hygiene hypothesis" or the "old friends" theory that makes the most sense? From a recent report on papers from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene, it seems like it's just two views from different sides of the same coin.

Dangerous Chemicals Are Everywhere

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Amid some recent dour news about ingredients in personal care products causin...

If It's Not a Specialty Breath Freshener, it May Contain Ingredients You Won't Like

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

The best oral health products take the simple approach. They don't use synthetic chemicals, they don't include dyes or detergents, they avoid allergens and they contain no alcohol.

Key Hand Sanitizer Ingredient May Cause More Harm Than Good

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Our exposure to triclosan is so widespread that it lurks not only in our soap, but in our own bodies. Studies have found traces of it in urine, breast milk, and umbilical cord blood.

NRDC Sues FDA for 30 Year Delay in Regulating Antimicrobials

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

The FDA first proposed a rule that would have removed triclosan and triclocarban from soaps in 1978. Until this rule is finalized, these chemicals can be widely used with no regulatory oversight.

PHOTOS: Did You Know? 15 Toxic Chemicals In Beauty and Household Products

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toxic chemicals have infiltrated most facets of our lives. They are in everything from our toothpaste and favorite soap to our national parks, which c...

Rubber Ducks, Dancing Cats and Mutagenic Pajamas All in One Book!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

Two wild and crazy Canadian science-policy geeks, Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie, write about the slightly horrific and sometimes hilarious experiment they conducted on themselves.

FDA Still Dragging Its Feet on Triclosan

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

Surveys of the U.S. population from ages six to over 65 have found residues of triclosan -- marketed as reducing the growth of harmful bacteria -- in over three-quarters of people.

"Antibacterial" Soaps: Buyer Beware!

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Scientific studies have shown that soaps with Triclosan or Triclocarban are not any more effective at preventing disease than regular soap, but they are more harmful to the humans who use them.

The Chemical Marketplace: Triclosan

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

I was reading my toothpaste tube the other day, and noticed something I hadn't expected in the list of "active ingredients:" the antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan.

The Dangers of Triclosan: A Common Anti-Bacterial Ingredient

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Unexpected volatility has been documented when the triclosan in liquid soaps and other household products comes into contact with water, as would happen during common use.

Toxins Impair Children's Neurological Development -- And A 10-Step Program To Stop It

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Three new studies from just the past week add to the growing laundry list of evidence linking every day toxic exposures and neurodevelopmental impacts in children.