Sunday, September 12, 2010

Did you know???

I have been reading the book, The Omnivore's Dilemna and am learning a great deal lately about how toxic our foods are due to poor farming practices and a plethora of antibiotics and hormones. It is a fascinating read. It is amazing how much we take for granted as far as what goes into our food. (more on this later)

We also take for granted the chemicals that may be found in our household items.
I recently read some articles here and here and here about the toxic chemical, Triclosan which is found in most antiacterial soap.

It is said to have the following harmful effects
  • Chronic toxicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Abnormalities with the endocrine system, particularly with thyroid hormone signaling
    Weakening of the immune system
    Birth defects
    Uncontrolled cell growth
    Unhealthy weight loss

  • This is a list i found of items that contain triclosan:


* 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
* DermaKleen™ Antibacterial Lotion Soap
* Naturade Aloe Vera 80® Antibacterial Soap
* CVS Antibacterial Soap
* pHisoderm Antibacterial Skin Cleanser

Dental Care:

* Colgate Total®; Breeze™ Triclosan Mouthwash
* Reach® Antibacterial Toothbrush
* Janina Diamond Whitening Toothpaste


* Supre® CafĂ© Bronzer™
* TotalSkinCare Makeup Kit
* Garden Botanika® Powder Foundation
* Mavala Lip Base
* Jason Natural Cosmetics
* Blemish Cover Stick
* Movate® Skin Litening Cream HQ
* Paul Mitchell Detangler Comb
* Revlon ColorStay LipSHINE Lipcolor Plus Gloss
* Dazzle


* Old Spice High Endurance Stick Deodorant
* Right Guard Sport Deodorant
* Queen Helene® Tea Trea Oil Deodorant and Aloe Deodorant
* Nature De France Le Stick Natural Stick Deodorant
* DeCleor Deodorant Stick
* Epoch® Deodorant with Citrisomes
* X Air Maximum Strength Deodorant

Other Personal Care Products:

* Gillette® Complete Skin Care MultiGel Aerosol Shave Gel
* Murad Acne Complex® Kit®
* Diabet-x™ Cream
* T.Taio™ sponges and wipes
* Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel

First Aid:

* SyDERMA® Skin Protectant plus First Aid Antiseptic
* Solarcaine®
* First Aid Medicated Spray;
Nexcare™ First Aid
* Skin Crack Care
* First Aid/Burn Cream
* HealWell® Night Splint
* 11-1X1: Universal Cervical Collar with Microban


* Farberware® Microban Steakknife Set and Cutting Boards
* Franklin Machine Products FMP Ice Cream Scoop SZ 20 Microban
* Hobart Semi-Automatic Slicer
* Chix® Food Service Wipes with Microban
* Compact Web Foot® Wet Mop Heads

Computer Equipment:

* Fellowes Cordless Microban Keyboard and Microban Mouse Pad


* Merrell Shoes
* Sabatier Chef's Apron
* Dickies Socks
* Fruit of the Loom Socks
* Biofresh® Socks

Children's Toys:

* Playskool® :
o Stack 'n Scoop Whale
o Rockin' Radio
o Hourglass
o Sounds Around Driver
o Roll 'n' Rattle Ball
o Animal Sounds Phone
o Busy Beads Pal
o Pop 'n' Spin Top
o Lights 'n' Surprise Laptop


* Bionare® Cool Mist Humidifier
* Microban® All Weather Reinforced Hose
* Thomasville® Furniture
* Deciguard AB Ear Plugs
* Bauer® 5000 Helmet
* Aquatic Whirlpools
* Miller Paint Interior Paint
* QVC® Collapsible 40-Can Cooler
* Holmes Foot Buddy™ Foot Warmer
* Blue Mountain Wall Coverings
* California Paints®
* EHC AMRail Escalator Handrails
* Dupont™ Air Filters
* Durelle™ Carpet Cushions
* Advanta One Laminate Floors
* San Luis Blankets
* J Cloth® towels
* JERMEX mops

The hand soap in my kitchen and each bathroom was Softsoap and the actice ingredient in it was Triclosan. Since, I have an endocrine disorder already, this really alarmed me, so I looked for

and I ordered the brand Clean Well

Hope this helps you too!!


J'Aime Gray said...

thank you. i thought I was safe just staying away from the anti-bacterial, I had heard it worked against itself and hadn't used it. you're a wealth of info. i love my friends who read and research, so i don't have to. :) my LU roommate Dawn is just like you in that. :) I trusted all my baby registry picks to her research.

Jill said...

what is your endocrine disorder? Also, have you talked to Angi B. from volleyball about all this stuff, I think she has dealt with it as well.

Amber said...

this is so messed up. do you think it had a hand with your and mom's thyroids?