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FDA Bans Antibacterial Soaps Containing Trisclosan. What is the problem with these antibacterial Soaps? What are the natural alternative to keep your family safe?
After years of raising concerns from public health experts, the FDA finally banned 19 chemicals contained in antibacterial soaps and gave companies one year to remove these chemicals from their products. The FDA based its decision "on data that shows these chemicals do more health harm in the long term than good. 40% of antibacterial liquid and bar soaps contain these chemicals; studies show that the banned chemicals, including triclosan and tricloraban - the most popular chemicals used in antibacterial soaps- might be linked to hormone disruption and bacteria resistance.
Keep your family safe with the three natural alternatives below.
The three natural anti-microbial below are effective and safe for the whole family; they do not contain triclosan or tricloraban. I consider them as the basics for anti-microbial soaps.
1. Dr. Bronner's Organic Fair Trade Shikakai Hand Soap. Organic Anti-Microbial Soap. Shop here.
2. Clean Well - Antibacterial Foaming Soap Orange Vanilla. Shop here.
3.Vi-Tae -Certified Organic ANTIBACTERIAL Soap. Shop here.
According to a New York Time article, citing research from the the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, you can find these harmful chemicals in "breast milk, urine, blood and in babies just born."
Studies, including federal publication (like this one), indicate that the banned chemicals including triclosan can cause hormonal disruptions. They can impact the fetal reproductive system. They can impact hormone processes in the thyroid and the body. This hormone disruption can lead to different cancers.
Resistance to Bacteria
Recent studies also suggest these antibacterial soaps promote the growth of superbugs that are bacterial resistant. To learn more, click here for the ABC's article.
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