What's In It Wednesday: Taking another look at triclosan
I was writing up an article for the (seed) blog, which I write for each week. By the way, (seed) is my favorite body care company and I have been a loyal fan of Rebecca and Benjamin Gournay's company since I first tried it out a few years back.
The topic is the fact that so many people fall victim to the ANTI-BACTERIAL hype.
As a mom, I like to think I am doing the absolute best I can to keep my children safe. Safe from harm, bad people, and all of society's ills--just to name a few. One thing I have done quite easily over the years is make informed choices about the ingredients we use in our personal care products.
For most of Nick's childhood and for all of Ben's, we have avoided parabens and sulfates. When I became more informed, phthalates and formaldehyde releasers were added to the list. They don't ever use items with petrochemicals. Artificial fragrance is off the list...
And triclosan. It is a dirty word in this house!
What is triclosan? Why is it so harmful?