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The Zen Blog

19/5/18 Triclosan, a serious risk to your health.

A recent study into this antimicrobial ingredient in many consumer products links it to human gut and collon issues such as inflammation and cancer. It has been shown to interfere with the gut bionome and has altered the complexity and diversity of the species that thrive there. To me this is understandable given that it is by nature a killer of microbes and organisms. Other studies point to skin cancer risks. Of course our skin is also a bionome hosting many organisms that are beneficial to us. Further studies have shown it to be a hormone disruptor and as such have negative birth outcomes.

It is so prevalent that The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in US detected it in 75% of individuals tested. It is also one of the top 10 pollutants in the US rivers.

I would recommend that due to the high incidence of colrectal cancers and the prevelance of irritable bowel conditions that people consume a diet rich in organic produce. As for products that don't fall into the foods category such as toothpastes, handwashes, surface wipes nd so on it must apear in the ingredients list.

Triclosan, if used as an ingredient bears the number

 

More information in The Conversation.

 

 

Warmest wishes

Miro

 

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