"Surprising Ways To Dodge Pesticides," by Prevention mag, December 2012. Includes: Keep home surfaces free of dust (contains heavy metals, other d toxins), buy a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter system, replace toothpaste that contains triclosan (damages thyroid), other antibacterials, and other toxic ingredients (see EWG), buy drinking water filters, for removing chlorine, pesticides, etc. (heavy metals), buy shower water filters, for removing chlorine, pesticides, etc. (heavy metals).
Can We Send You Our Free Special Report: "100 Ways To Use Essential Oils To Change Your Life"? Triclosan Triclosan is a chlorinated aromatic compound that helps slow or stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mildew. Added to items like clothing, toys, cosmetics, cookware, and furniture, it is absorbed through the skin and mouth in small amounts. Since it is found in an… [read more]
Triclosan, Your Toothpaste and Your Endocrine System
Stay away from dangerous chemicals, and opt for natural toothpaste. Your regular toothpaste contains sodium lauryl sulfate, fluoride, triclosan, and artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Sodium lauryl sulfate affects taste buds, and gives you a bitter taste. Triclosan affects the endocrine glands. Natural toothpaste Ingredients: 2-3 tbsp. baking soda ½ cup coconut oil 15-30 drops essential …
Part 2...This story about toxic chemicals in everyday products in our homes aired on Dateline NBC. Triclosan is a neurotoxin and registered pesticide found in your anti-bacterial soaps and toothpaste. Phthalates (BPA's cousin) is a hormone disruptor that is commonly found in personal care products. Yet you'll never see it on a label. Companies are legally able to hide hundreds of toxic chemicals in the word "fragrance" because THEY are protected by "trade secret" laws.
What You Need to Know About the Toothpaste Ingredient Making Headlines
Triclosan is a broad-spectrum antibacterial and antifungal agent. It is a chlorinated aromatic compound which has functional groups representing both ethers and phenols. Phenols often show antibacterial properties. Triclosan is found in soaps, deodorants, toothpaste, shaving creams, mouth washes and cleansing supplies.Triclosan is included in an increasing number formulations in personal – health care.