Chemical Detox Tips: 10 Toxic Products in Your Home
These common products are poisoning you. Here are easy, healthy alternatives.
The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is found in antibacterial products (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, and mouth rinses). The chemical is believed to affect hormone levels and thyroid function, in addition to harming the immune system.
On top of all that, antibacterial products have now created a new breed of super-bacteria on our bodies that is resistant to triclosan and antibiotics. Scary.
Chemical Detox Tip:
Use good old-fashioned soap and water! Studies show that the same percentage of germs is killed in comparison to using antibacterial soap. But don’t buy it at the pharmacy or grocery store — those soaps are loaded with toxic chemicals that get absorbed through your skin. Buy an organic soap at your local health food store, or try Dr. Bronner’s soap bars or liquid soap.
If you are a fan of hand-sanitizer, use one that is natural and alcohol-based and does not list the chemical Triclosan on its label.