Triclosan: A Hidden Danger In Almost Every Home,

Triclosan: A Hidden Danger In Almost Every Home.
By Dawn ZigZag Montefusco

What is Triclosan? It is primary active ingredient in many antibacterial and antifungal products we all use on a regular basis. It is also a hidden chemical in almost every household. It causes a weakening of the immune system, allergies, asthma, and eczema. It’s been linked as a carcinogen and contributes to reduced resistance to antibiotics.

Our skin absorbs 60% of what is put onto it, and with so many ingredients going into our home products, it’s important to be vigilant. If you think you are immune to it’s effects consider this: surveys in Sweden have identified triclosan in the breast milk of 60 percent of women tested! Wowza.

Don’t Panic! There are well organized “watch dog” groups that are looking out for you and it’s our job at to help you find this information and introduce you to these groups.

Where does this hidden monster live? Triclosan is an anti-bacterial ingredient in many cosmetics and personal-care products. These include nearly half of all commercial antibacterial liquid soaps, cleansers, deodorants, detergents, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. The FDA concluded that triclosan posed "unacceptable health and environmental risks." However, the FDA still ignores this warning.

Go here to sign a Petition to Ban on triclosan. It expires on February 7, 2011, so act fast. Here’s the short list of products that have triclosan as an ingredient.

According to, triclosan is found in the following products:

* Dial® Liquid Soap
* Softsoap® Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap
* Tea Tree Therapy™ Liquid Soap
* Provon® Soap
* Clearasil® Daily Face Wash
* Dermatologica® Skin Purifying Wipes
* Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser
Dental Care:
* Colgate Total®; Breeze™ Triclosan Mouthwash
* Reach® Antibacterial Toothbrush
* Janina Diamond Whitening Toothpaste

* Supre® Café Bronzer™
* TotalSkinCare Makeup Kit
* Garden Botanika® Powder Foundation
* Mavala Lip Base
* Jason Natural Cosmetics

Today , we only covered Triclosan but there are other hidden monsters you are unaware of in your homes. This is how GoingGreenToday can help you. We create well organized and comprehensive plans which allow you to take control of your health and your family’s health. will teach you how to keep your family healthy, increase your awareness on household items and will give you alternative products to choose from.

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8 comments about this action

Good work for creation of awareness among people about harmful impact of chemicals!
Unseen things are really very harmful and dangerous we cannot see them but in fact infected by them much ore I have also read most chemical and their further disturbance to our hormonal and physical system but most people have no idea about drastic effects of these unseen enemies.

in September 2011

I would like to describe Triclosan in few lines. It is the basic ingredient in most of the antibacterial and antifungal products, which we use daily. As a result, it weakens the immune system and the recovery from it takes much time.
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