Ladies and gentlemen, have you heard the latest news?! You’ll be shocked when we tell you that the FDA has just issued a warning this week noting that they will be putting a ban on triclosan—a common antibacterial agent used in soaps, detergents, toys, cosmetics, and toothpaste. According to the FDA, this dangerous chemical poses a high-degree of health risks and side effects. Take a look at the article below and fond out more about this.
Andrea Fischer, an FDA Spokesperson, said:
“Based on scientific evidence, the balance of benefit and risk is favorable for these products. The dangers of triclosan (and a related antibacterial chemical, triclocarban) are many,” the Natural Resource Defense Council said in a statement. “For starters, it’s an endocrine disruptor, meaning it interferes with important hormone functions, which can directly affect the brain in addition to our immune and reproductive systems.”
She also mentioned that this chemical disturbs thyroid, testosterone, and estrogen regulation, which can create a host of issues including early puberty, poor sperm quality, infertility, obesity, and cancer.
Andrea Fischer also added:
“Studies have also shown it can lead to impaired learning and memory, exacerbate allergies, and weaken muscle function. The impacts of prolonged exposure during fetal development, infancy, and childhood can be particularly severe, resulting in permanent damage.”
NOTE: Colgate Total is just one of many products that list triclosan as an active ingredient. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your time. And, do me a small favor – pass this information on and be sure to go through your toiletries. Thanks again and have a good one.