The federal government will be announcing that it will start an assessment on the antibacterial chemical, Triclosan. Reported last week, Postmedia says that this is an important step in improving environmental and human health conditions.
Why is Triclosan a concern?
Triclosan is one of those chemicals that many advocate to remove from skin care products. It’s been shown to be toxic to both fish and wildlife and to humans. This chemical is known as an endocrine disruptor, possibly being linked to thyroid problems and cancer. Further, it is thought that Triclosan contributes to antibiotic resistant bacteria, contributing to formation of “superbugs”.
Where do you find Triclosan?
Triclosan is in a multitude of everyday products. You’ll find it lurking in hand sanitizers, in all kinds of makeup in even in plastic goods, like smartphone cases.