Monday, April 12, 2010

Reviewing the Safety of Antibacterial Soap Ingredient

In this article, the United States Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers that an active ingredient found in many antipacterial soaps has proved to alter horomone regulation in animal studies. Other products related to this situation include some toothpastes and health and beauty products. The ingredient that has been called for a ban is triclosan. The ingredient is found in almost everything, from soaps to socks. Even though this is being noted onto the FDA's website, they also say that triclosan is not known to be hazardous to humans.

In my mind, I believe that parents should continue using products, but just be aware of any unusual effects that they notice in their children. Since triclosan is said to be found in toothpastes, beauty products, soaps, and even socks, I dont think there is much we can do besides be aware of the call for the ban of the ingredient. Besides, they say its only causing these horomone effects on animals, not people.

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