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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 colon issues such as inflammation and cancer. It has been shown to interfere with the gut biome 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 biome 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 colorectal cancers and the prevalence of irritable bowel conditions that people consume a diet rich in organic produce with a regular intake of fermented products such as Kefir, sauerkraut and so on. As for products that don't fall into the foods category such as toothpastes, hand washes, surface wipes and so on, Triclosan must appear in the ingredients list, in which case chose another product that does not use it.

Triclosan, if used as an ingredient bears the number

 

More information in The Conversation.

 

Warmest wishes

Miro

 

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