When was the last time you looked at the ingredients of your hand soap, toothpaste or shaving cream? You may not realize that one particular ingredient in many personal care products is doing more harm than good: Triclosan.
Triclosan, an "antibacterial" agent, has increasingly shown up in personal care and home cleaning products. New and emerging science increasingly supports the need for an immediate ban on triclosan because of numerous threats to human and environmental health.
Like Bisphenol-A (BPA), triclosan is a hormone disruptor that has been shown to alter male and female sex hormones in animal studies, which could lead to problems like early onset puberty, reduced fertility and cancer.
Last year, with your help, The Food and Water Watch submitted thousands of petition signatures urging a ban on triclosan. The petition gained so much attention that the EPA has published it for public comment. We have until February 7th to let the EPA know that you want triclosan to be banned to protect public health and the environment.
Please click the link below if interested in commenting to the EPA. Be sure to check the ingredients on your soap!Food & Water Watch