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Friday, May 30, 2014

Minnesota bans triclosan

Minnesota becomes first state to outlaw antibacterial products


"Minnesota's triclosan ban, the first of its kind in the US., would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. The bill prohibits the sale of personal care and hygiene products that contain the controversial chemical compound which an estimated 75 percent of soaps and body washes boasting antibacterial properties do, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Triclosan can also be found in everything from toothpaste, deodorant, and, of course, hand sanitizers, along with cleaning products, dish and laundry soaps, and other household staples.

Although not technically considered as “hazardous" to human health, the synthetic chemical, which is widely believed by health officials to be not that much more effective at killing bacteria than regular old (non-antibacterial) soap and water, has been linked in animal studies to hormone disruption and other health-related red flags. In fact, triclosan-containing products, which the American Medical Association advises against using at home, have been shown to encourage bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Triclosan has also been found as a chemical pollutant in lakes, rivers, and other waterways where it's harmful to aquatic life."

Norwex helps you use products that do not contain triclosan.

This is an incredible first step towards eliminating toxic chemicals from our personal care products! Read more about the WHO report on antimicrobial resistance on my blog post here: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2014/05/who-report-antimicrobial-resistance.html

Norwex offers Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner, an organic, triclosan-free and alcohol-free alternative to hand sanitizers. Learn more: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2013/09/norwex-timeless-natural-hand-cleaner.html

Norwex also offers Peppermint Foaming Hand Wash, a triclosan-free and paraben-free alternative to antibacterial hand soap. Learn more: http://www.fastgreenclean.com/2014/02/peppermint-foaming-hand-wash.html

For further information, please visit the Environmental Working Group website: http://www.ewg.org/research/pesticide-soap-toothpaste-and-breast-milk-it-kid-safe and follow their tips:

Full size Triclosan guide http://www.ewg.org/sites/default/files/EWG_triclosanguide.pdf

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