Sunday, October 28, 2012

Antibacterial Sanitizer's can weaken muscle contraction

  This was an interesting article that came out the other day on Good Morning America! It seems the ingredient "triclosan", an ingredient found in "anti bacterial" products has been found by scientists to not be so good for you!  Used in antiseptic hand soaps, shaving gel, toothpaste, deodorant and other hygiene products, a new study has found the chemical can weaken muscle contraction including your heart. Here is the article from Good Morning America!  It doesn't sound to good to me!
  Here is what the FDA says about the situation, "FDA Article". They are having study's done of their own to see if there is any truth to it! I myself have always said that we in the USA have used so many antibacterial products that we have killed of good bacterias as well, making us more likely to get sick, when we are exposed to germs and bugs! Sure we should wash our hands and keep a clean house but come on. I have been around people that are afraid to touch a door knob without putting antibacterial sanitizer on their hands! I ate dirt growing up and yes, even stuck a few penny's in my mouth and I turned out just fine, lol!
     Here are a couple articles on the health benefits of "Good Bacteria" and what happens if you kill it off!
A List of Good Bacteria
"What Are good bacteria?"
"Bacteria Keeps the immune system primed to fight infection"

5 comments:

  1. I agree no one had all these anti bacterial things when I was growing up and I seem to have survived reasonably okay, same with my parents and grand parents generation.

    Gill

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  2. I think they are good in situations where you cannot wash your hands otherwise always everything in moderation.

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