What type of soap are you using? Today, lots of people use antibacterial soaps that are supposed to destroy the bacteria and germs and protect your health. However, these soaps contain chemicals that are proved to be carcinogenic and can cause more harm than good.
Namely, the recent studies have proved that numerous cosmetic and beauty products, among which antibacterial soap contain chemicals, such as triclocarban and triclosan.
Kyung-Chul Choi was a lead researcher in South Korea at the National University and the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology. He, along with his colleagues from Chungbuk conducted a study about the effects of triclocarban and triclosan on the hormonal system.
It was proven that triclosan is hormone disruptor. One more research proved that it imitates estrogen and that resulted in adversely affects the production and the activities of the other known hormones like the testosterone.
There are separate studies that have proved that triclosan has negative impact on the endocrine system and is causing abnormal cellular formation and it’s proved that it is causing breast cancer.
Tests that were conducted on animals showed that the EDCs were very high in both regular and long term exposure.
Octylphenol Is Equally Carcinogenic
Octylphenol is the antibacterial compound and it has been scientifically proved that it causes abnormal cellar growth.
Both, triclosan and octylphenolsignificantly increases the growth of abnormal cells.
There are numerous separate studies that proved that triclocarban and triclosan are causative agents for numerous ailments and health problems including skin irritation, endocrine disruption, bacterial and compounded antibiotic resistance etc.
Beyond the Pesticides and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) there are groups of people who inform people on the dangers of triclosan. Specifically, these groups try to bring to light the fact that triclosan is the endocrine-disturbing synthetic (EDC). It is very important to mention that they have petitioned the FDA so as to prohibit the use of this chemical in the soap production as well as other cosmetic products.
Which Products Contain Triclosan?
Below you can see a list of products that contain triclocarban or triclosan.
Bathing Soap: Clearasil®, Dial® Liquid hand soap and body wash; Foaming Sanitizers, Tea Tree Therapy™ Liquid Soap; Dermalogica® ; Daily Face Wash; DermaKleen™ Antibacterial Lotion Soap; CVS Antibacterial Soap, Ajax Antibacterial Dishsoap, Skin Purifying Wipes, Ultra Concentrated Dawn Antibacterial Dishsoap, Kimcare Antibacterial Clear Soap, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Hand Soaps and Gels.
Oral Care Products: Breeze™ Daily Mouthwash; Colgate Total®; Antibacterial Toothbrush, Reach®
Cosmetics Products: Mavala Lip Base; Garden Botanika® Powder Foundation; Paul Mitchell Detangler Comb, Movate® Skin Litening Cream HQ; Babor Volume Mascara, Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk, Revlon ColorStayLipSHINELipcolor Plus Gloss, PhytomerHydracontinue Instant Moisture Cream, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotions.
Deodorant Products: Tea Trea Oil Deodorant and Aloe Deodorant Arm and Hammer® Queen Helene® ;Deodorant with Citrisomes, Essentials Natural Deodorant;DeCleor Deodorant Stick; Epoch®.
First Aid Products: Universal Cervical Collar with Microban, Healwell Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint, SyDERMA® Skin Protectant plus First Aid Antiseptic; Solarcaine® First Aid Medicated Spray; Skin Crack Care,Nexcare™ First Aid.
Kitchenware Products: 20 Microban, Microban Cutting Boards; Franklin Machine Products FMP Ice Cream Scoop SZ ;Chix® Food Service Wipes with Microban; Hobart Semi-Automatic Slicer; Farberware®, Compact Web Foot® Wet Mop Heads.
More Personal Care Products: Pocket Slick, Murad Acne Complex® Kit, ScunciMicroban Comb®; Diabet-x™ Cream; and Sportslick.
Products For School and Office: scissors, C-line®, Ticonderoga® Pencils with Microban Protection, Avery® Touchgaurd View Binders, products, Costco® products, Clauss® cutting instruments, Sharp® printing calculators, Westcott®.
Clothing: tops and bottoms, Biofresh® socks and undergarments.
Other products: Cool Mist Humidifier, Bionare® ; Bauer® Re-Akt hockey helmet and 7500 hockey helment; Deciguard AB® Antimicrobial Ear Plugs; Miller Paint Acro Pure Interior Paint; Blue Mountain Wall Coverings, Kimberly Clark® WYPALL X80 Towels, California Paints®, Davis Paint® Perfection, Hirschfield’s Paint®,O’Leary Paint®, EHC AMRail Escalator Handrails, Dupont™ Air Filters, Winix Dehumidifiers, J Cloth® towels, select Quickie cleaning products, Yoga Mat, Holmes Foot Buddy™ HMH120U Antimicrobial Foot Buddy Foot Warmer,Canopy® kitchen towels, ALUF Plastics®, BioEars earplugs, DAP®Kwik Seal Plus®, Infantino cart covers and baby carriers, ProAdvanced Products, NuTone® Central Vacuum systems, Petmate® LeBistro feeders and waterers, Oreck XL®, Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum™, Rival® Seal-A-Meal® Vacuum Food Sealer, Venture Products® fitness mats, CleenFreekSportsHygiene , Resilite Sports Products, Rubbermaid® Coolers, Stufitts sports gear, Custom Building Products, Laticrete, NiasaBiquichamp® mortar grout and sealant.