Antibacterial Soaps on Trial

soapA US court has recently allowed the Natural Resources Law Council to proceed with a lawsuit filed against the FDA regarding the regulation of triclosan.  Triclosan is an ingredient present in some antibacterial soaps and other widely used products, which is potentially thought to be carcinogenic.  There is some data showing that this chemical is found in the blood and urine of many humans.  Many groups have already been advocating for the FDA to ban triclosan, but have yet to be successful.  What chemicals/ingredients do you try to avoid when purchasing consumer goods?

 

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