We are going to start a series on some of the nasty stuff that is often found in commercial beauty products. Our first review is for Triclosan.

Triclosan is a chlorinated aromatic compound with antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties often used in hand soap. Triclosan is also a component in some pesticides and penetrates the skin on contact and enters the bloodstream.

There have been many studies done on the effects of triclosan on lab animals. One such study showed that low doses of triclosan act as an endocrine disruptor in the North American bullfrog. Further studies showed that triclosan affects the immune system and showed a positive association with allergy or hay fever diagnosis and that triclosan exposure significantly impacts thyroid hormone concentrations in the male juvenile rats.

In addition to being harmful in lab studies, triclosan is toxic to aquatic bacteria at levels found in the environment.

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