3 Frightening Possible Effects of Triclosan

3 Frightening Possible Effects of Triclosan

Triclosan is a common antibacterial and antifungal ingredient found in many cleaning products such as hand sanitizers, toothpaste, deodorants, and many other cleaning supplies. It has been in use since 1972, and is being used in an increasing number of products such as kitchen utensils and children’s toys.

Because the chemical came into use before the creation of the FDA, and it has never been fully tested or confirmed to be safe, and here are 3 possible side effects of spraying ourselves with Triclosan on a daily basis.

1) Effects on the Environment

 

Triclosan seems to be toxic to aquatic bacteria, which doesn’t seem like a big deal because its not like we eat bacteria or anything. However, aquatic bacteria is sort of important because it contributes to all photosynthesis on Earth. Photosynthesis does some good stuff, but Tricolsan seems to inhibit photosynthesis in diatom algae, which is bad for everyone, not just algae.

2) Endocrine Disruption

 

An independent study in 2006 concluded that triclosan acts as an endocrine disruptor in frogs. Now, if we know anything about biology, its that humans are not frogs, but the function apparently seems to be the same in humans. As a result, concentrations of triclosan showed positive association with allergies and hay fever.

3) Possible Breakdown into Carcinogens

 

Two reports suggest that triclosan can combine with chlorine in tap water to create chloroform, which is a possible human carcinogen that is likely to cause cancer. Although triclosan was the subject of a UK cancer alert, the study showed that the amount of chloroform created was less than amount often present in drinking water. Which now makes us wonder how healthy drinking water is.

Comments

  1. 7:30 pm-September 5, 2013
    Caterina

    I really worry about the effect of Triclosan on waterways. Most people don’t see the effects that it can have on water life from bacteria, plant life, fish and things like frogs.

    • 7:30 pm-September 5, 2013

      It’s always a pleasure to hear from someone with exieptrse.

      • 7:30 pm-September 5, 2013

        They do&7;821n#t even have a proper support. They just got this cheap tab from China and re-branded it.It will be really good if someone from Karbonn really reviews these complains and take some action. Meanwhile I sold my Karbonn smart tab got a Blackberry PlayBook, I’ve lost faith Karbonn completely.

        • 7:30 pm-September 5, 2013

          5b1ఇప్పుడు వ్యాసం ముందు బోల్డులో పెట్టిన “గమనిక” is more offensive than the పుస్తక పరిచయం itself. పాఠకుల్లో నేలపాఠకులూ బాల్కనీ పాఠకులూ ఉండరు. కేవలం పాఠకులుంటారు అంతే.కానీ, నేలబారు రాతలు మాత్రం ాÉం ÂŸరయి.‘పాఠకవిమర్శకుడు’ తన పఠనానుభవాన్ని పంచుకోవడానికి సరదాశైలిని ఎంచుకోవడం అభినందననీయమేగానీ మీ శైలి పుస్తకాన్ని అపహాస్యంపాలుజేసే విధంగా ఉంది. అదే మీ అనుభవమైతే దానికి శైలిద్వారా సాధికారత దక్కేది. ఇక్కడ అది జరగలేదు. అందుకే నేలబారు రాతలుగా మారిపోయాయి. పైగా దానిని సమర్ధించుకుంటూ defense గా, అభ్యంతరపెట్టేవాళ్ళని elitist అని నాలుగు రాళ్ళు విసిరారు. అది మరో దిగజారుడుతనం.12c

        • 7:30 pm-September 5, 2013

          A very simple suggestion is to require the authors to rate the libraries themselves on different measures of quality:- Correctness- Readability- Complexity- Completeness- Documentation- Performance- ScalabilityMost often, library authors know about problems with their library if they are asked about them. It is just so that noone does.

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