Triclosan — Linked to Osteoporosis
CNN reports a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism that links exposure to Triclosan with the risk of osteoporosis.
contamination. It is added to some antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes, and some cosmetics—products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also can be found in clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and toys—products not regulated by the FDA.” —FDA
It is disheartening but also eye-opening to know that we must look carefully at the ingredients in all the products we come in contact with. EWGhas a helpful list of products containing triclosan. Now that it's summertime, be sure to check sunblocks and other ‘protective’ topical products for unsafe ingredients.