Did you brush your teeth this morning? If not, hehe. If so, then what you are about to read may surprise you, I hope not. Ready? Your system is likely to contain personal care products containing triclosan, triclosan is a chemical that can be used as antimicrobial additives, but was recently banned by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
You can think of two things: “How do you pronounce it?” And “What is it exactly?”It is pronounced trik-clo-san or try-clo-san. We’ve all heard about that. However, it is not the danger involved, which brings us to the next point.
The chemical synthesis of triclosan can be found in everyday products, from toothpaste to liquid soap, kitchen utensils, hygiene brush, pesticides, clothes, paint, and even industrial equipment. (Just think that it should be a very obvious sign in hygienic washing, triclosan should not be used on the skin and teeth, right?)
Not you (well, maybe a little), but its original function as a hospital room pesticides and scary antibacterial cleaner. Look at the bright side (the shiny bright hospital floor, that’s it), at least any visit to the doctor is a health experience.Triclosan has slowly penetrated our personal care products. The most important question is: why worry about us?
In 2017, the FDA banned the substance when using soap and hand-washing products in the United States. This is because studies have shown that the addition of triclosan has no positive effect or effect when added to these products. It does not make sense to wear sunglasses or cut the steak with a butter knife in the dark. Unquestionably invalid, you understand.
The research that tell you, but according to the statement of the FDA, carried out in laboratory rats (Sorry, laboratory rats) show the effect of triclosan on blood circulation leads to abnormalities of the reproductive system, metabolic and hormonal irregularities.
The situation gets worse: this chemical can be in your toothpaste, which means you can get a small but cumulative amount of triclosan. Stay with that, is it prohibited to wash your hands instead of using toothpaste? We do not believe that logic is used to make this decision. Watch the video below for more information.
In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 35% of the 2,517 urine samples collected found triclosan. This is a terrible number, as every 3 of the 4 people you know have this in their bodies.
So, what did Pinoys leave us? The FDA in the Philippines has not banned the use of triclosan in any personal care product, which makes us exposed and vulnerable to this potentially harmful chemical, which can eliminate bacteria but can actually produce stronger resistance to antibiotics. Bacteria, like in a science fiction movie where a virus breaks the vaccine. In fact, we have to think twice before, this life-threatening substance is called triclosan.
So, what can you do to prevent it from hurting your health? Be attentive Be a conscious consumer, especially toothpaste. This can easily become a key product that we usually put in the entrance 2-3 times a day, and unconsciously your waste will eventually enter our system. Before the next toothbrush, make sure that your product does not contain triclosan, or Microban or Biofresh ingredients (these names are marketing to distract attention).
At this point, mutual understanding of triclosan is a chemical that we must strictly avoid in order to obtain better health opportunities.