Brought to market as a pesticide, it’s utterly nuts triclosan is in our home, under our arm, on our face, in our mouth, in baby clothes or pouring down our drains. It’s nuts because it’s penetrating the ground and we can’t take it out of well water or sewage or rivers or oceans. It’s triple nuts because we don’t need it.
Accumulating in virtually every animal and plant on earth [wiki], dioxins and PCBs and common triclosan, with its similar chemistry and structure, react with chlorine in tap water to convert into new and unknown polychlorinated toxins once in the open sun.
Afraid to deal with profiteers tripping over themselves for a share of our pocket, the market-coddling FDA and EPA stopped at registering triclosan as a human and environmental risk – to be printed on the label but not removed from supermarkets.
Measured at 1 ounce in 31 million tons though tested most often in a petri dish, triclosan blocks and mimics our thyroid hormones. Triclosan in toothpaste produces chloroform and phenols in our mouth. Believe it. In downstream fish and human breast milk; in blood serum, urine and our food, it’s tied to pregnancy and reproduction disruption as well as attaching to receptor molecules in our brain. And cancer.
Don’t buy products from these spreadsheet alchemists. We can’t see germs, but germs are big enough to wash away with soap and water. antiseptic