In a recent article in Newsweek magazine refers to the presence of harmful chemical ingredient triclosan in toothpaste, soaps, skincare and make-up products. Triclosan is a chlorinated aromatic compound: very basically, two benzene rings linked by an oxygen atom, with three chlorine atoms protruding like spokes, as well as a lone hydroxyl group.
“Triclosan is 110 percent marketing,” says Michael Osterholm, who heads the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Osterholm, who helped Minnesota become the first state to ban most uses of triclosan. This compound has been superseded by superior, safer antimicrobial agents.
Earlier this summer, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America, whose mission is to prevent hospital infections, expressed concerns about the potential human and environmental impact of this chemical. Meanwhile, most people are absorbing triclosan whether they know it or not. Triclosan is nearly ubiquitous, easily entering the body by ingestion or through the skin.
Among the health risks underlined in many studies are: adverse impact impact on the endocrine system; exposure to low levels of triclosan disrupts thyroid hormone-associated gene expression and can alter rate of thyroid hormone-mediated postembryonic .. development; this could make young children, infants and pregnant women especially vulnerable.
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