May 3, 2010
We're so clean we're filthy. In fact, we're washing our way towards illness and death.
Triclosan, an antibacterial agent found in soaps, detergents and even clothing, has been sucking the human endocrine system dry. And as it goes to work on your body, it's also helping to kill off common bacteria... while allowing powerful new ones to rise.
What's truly amazing... what's really shocking... what should tell you everything you need to know about this chemical... is that it's actually a pesticide, not a soap.
You've probably been washing with it for years, then eating with your "clean" hands.
The feds now say they're concerned about this chemical... but don't wait for them to save your skin. The FDA has been working on rules for the use of triclosan for 38 years -- so if they haven't figured it out by now, you're on your own.
Here's what you need to know -- what even the feds already admit to: This stuff is so dangerous it kills fish when it gets into the water.
And it's in the water -- because it's literally everywhere. Triclosan can be found in everything from clothing to cutting boards. Pretty much anything with the word "antibacterial" screaming from the label has triclosan in it.
It's so common it's in the urine of 75 percent of the population.
And yet people keep buying up that antibacterial soap in the mistaken belief that it must be better. After all, it costs more... so it must be good, right?
Studies have repeatedly proven that antibacterial soaps are no better than ordinary soaps.
That shouldn't surprise anyone past a certain age. We grew up without this stuff, and didn't face anything like the bacterial threat running rampant today.
So if you're looking to stay clean, just do what we did -- warm water and plain old soap.