Antibacterial Soaps Are Bad For You and Bad For The Environment
Why Antibacterial Soaps are Bad For You and For Our World
Do you find yourself reaching for a liquid soap or counter top cleanser with the words "Antibacterial" on them?
Findings have now concluded that all those chemicals we put in our soaps have absolutely no greater value than using regular old fashioned soap and water!
The sad thing is that not all bacteria are bad for us. We actually need some bacteria on our skin and body which are beneficial to our daily survival. They combat both bacteria and viruses that are detrimental to us, "Germs". It is even believed that Antibacterial agents may be causing Germs to become more resistant to these chemicals, creating so called "Super Bugs". To combat this the chemical manufacturers create continually stronger and stronger chemicals to kill them. The harsher the chemicals get the worse it becomes for our environment when we wash them down the drain. A report by the CDC in 2004 found that over 3/4 of all adults and children had detectable levels of Triclosan in their bodies!!!! Another study found in "Environmental Health Perspectives" that over 74.6% of urine sample taken in theirs study and 97% of breast milk samples from women, contained detectable levels of Triclosan. What goes down the drain comes back to haunt us later!
In other words we are poisoning ourselves in our determination to be rid of germs when using regular old soap and water does a better job than anti-bacterial chemicals!
Here at Whidbey Island Natural we guarantee our soaps, liquid soaps and shampoos will never contain ANY antibacterial chemicals! Lets save ourselves and our natural environment by using regular old fashioned soap and water