Antibacterial soaps are a widely used article, because its purpose is to protect you from bacteria and germs. What you don’t know is that these soaps are made from cancer-causing chemicals.
Recent studies have shown that these soaps contain triclosan – a chemical that is now known to aid cancer cells and is known to be a hormone disruptor, to imitate estrogen, and to be a causative factor for breast cancer as it adversely affects the endocrine system which results in abnormal cellular formation.
Other known antibacterial that causes abnormal cell growth is octylphenol.
Numerous studies have shown that triclosan and triclocarban can cause endocrine disruption, skin irritation, bacterial and compounded antibiotic resistance and so on.
Beyond Pesticides and the Environmental Working Group (EWG), is a group that informs people on the dangers of triclosan.
Here is a list of products that contain triclosan:
Bathing Soap: Clearasil®, Dial® Liquid handsoap and bodywash; Foaming Sanitizers, Tea Tree Therapy™ Liquid Soap; Daily Face Wash; Dermalogica® ; DermaKleen™ Antibacterial Lotion Soap; CVS Antibacterial Soap, Ajax Antibacterial Dishsoap, Skin Purifying Wipes, Ultra Concentrated Dawn Antibacterial Dishsoap, Kimcare Antibacterial Clear Soap, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Hand Soaps and Gels.
Deodorant Products: Deodorant with Citrisomes,Tea Trea Oil Deodorant and Aloe Deodorant Arm and Hammer® Essentials Natural Deodorant; Queen Helene® ; DeCleor Deodorant Stick; Epoch®.
Oral Care Products: Antibacterial Toothbrush, Colgate Total®; Breeze™ Daily Mouthwash; Reach®
Cosmetics Products: Garden Botanika® Powder Foundation; Mavala Lip Base; Movate® Skin Litening Cream HQ; Paul Mitchell Detangler Comb, Revlon ColorStay LipSHINE Lipcolor Plus Gloss, Babor Volume Mascara, Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk, Phytomer Hydracontinue Instant Moisture Cream, Bath and Body Works Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotions.
First Aid Products: Healwell Plantar Fasciitis Night Splint, Universal Cervical Collar with Microban, SyDERMA® Skin Protectant plus First Aid Antiseptic; Solarcaine® First Aid Medicated Spray; Nexcare™ First Aid, Skin Crack Care.
More Personal Care Products: Pocket Slick, Scunci Microban Comb, Murad Acne Complex® Kit, ®; Diabet-x™ Cream; and Sportslick.
Products For School And Office: scissors, C-line®, Ticonderoga® Pencils with Microban Protection, Avery® Touchgaurd View Binders, products, Clauss® cutting instruments, Costco® products, Sharp® printing calculators. Westcott®
Kitchenware Products: Microban Cutting Boards; 20 Microban, Franklin Machine Products FMP Ice Cream Scoop SZ ; Farberware®, Hobart Semi-Automatic Slicer; Chix® Food Service Wipes with Microban; Compact Web Foot® Wet Mop Heads.
Clothing: tops and bottoms, Biofresh® socks and undergarments.
Other products: Cool Mist Humidifier, Bionare® ; Deciguard AB® Antimicrobial Ear Plugs; Bauer® Re-Akt hockey helmet and 7500 hockey helment; Miller Paint Acro Pure Interior Paint; Yoga Mat, Holmes Foot Buddy™ HMH120U Antimicrobial Foot Buddy Foot Warmer, Blue Mountain Wall Coverings, California Paints®, Davis Paint® Perfection, Hirschfield’s Paint®,O’Leary Paint®, EHC AMRail Escalator Handrails, Dupont™ Air Filters, Winix Dehumidifiers, J Cloth® towels, select Quickie cleaning products, Kimberly Clark® WYPALL X80 Towels, Canopy® kitchen towels, ALUF Plastics®, BioEars earplugs, ProAdvanced Products, Petmate® LeBistro feeders and waterers, Infantino cart covers and baby carriers, Oreck XL®, Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum™, NuTone® Central Vacuum systems, Rival® Seal-A-Meal® Vacuum Food Sealer, CleenFreek SportsHygiene , Resilite Sports Products, Rubbermaid® Coolers, Stufitts sports gear, Venture Products® fitness mats, Custom Building Products, DAP®Kwik Seal Plus®, Laticrete, Niasa Biquichamp® mortar grout and sealant.