Friday, November 29, 2013

DO YOU HAVE AN ANTIBACTERIAL ADDICTION?

Many experts say that while the word antibacterial on your soaps and cleaning products may make you feel reassured, you can overdo it!  Many antibacterial soaps, laundry detergents, dish detergents, and cleaning products contain triclosan.  Triclosan is a substance that can kill or slow the growth of many bacteria, including e. coli, strep, and staph but there may be drawbacks to using it on an everyday basis, according to Dr. Rebecca Sutton, an environmental chemist.  She has said that animal studies suggest it may affect the thyroid and sex hormones and it has been found in urine and in breast milk.  There is also research that suggests it may contribute to antibiotic resistance. Dr. Sutton as well as many other doctors and scientists suggest cleaning with plain old soap and water.

Note: This picture has nothing to do with name brand and is used only to make a point here.

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