An ingredient in antibacterial soap is causing alarm. The FDA has been closely monitoring the situation and they have intense finds. If you think that buying antibacterial soap is good, think again, and read on. “The bacteria in everyday life may be getting stronger and more resistant to the chemicals that you put on your skin to keep it sanitary.” (smithsonian.com)
“In animal tests the ingredient known as triclosan has interfered with the thyroid hormone. the chemical resembles the hormone and it binds to the receptor sites. they are saying that this could lead to infertility, early puberty, obesity, and even cancer. this has not been found in humans yet but it is a big concern.”(smithsonian.com) small amounts are not a heath risk, but I know people that use antibacterial sanitizer every 10 minutes or every time they touch something.
Children that are exposed to large amounts of trclosan have more potential for developing allergies, because they are never exposed to bacteria and when they are it effects them in a bad way. the chemical can penetrate the skin and this should not be in the blood stream because it inter fears with muscle contractions. I am worried about the outcome the this in the future and how much our kids are gonna be effected in the long run.
I have a lot of friends that have children under the age of 10. I don’t hang out with them much because they are always sick. there sicknesses are things I never experienced, strange cold type infections that keep reoccurring. I see when I go to there houses they have antibacterial soap in the bathroom, kitchen, front room, front porch, basement, by the laundry room, and even in the garage. In my house I do not have any antibacterial anything, my kids do not get sick but maybe once a year. All I know is what I see and I will never get on the antibacterial band wagon, I encourage everyone to get rid of antibacterial products in there home.
I do not know what the future holds with all this antibacterial nonsense but I hope that it is figured out soon because the future of the human race depends on it.