Hand Sanitizer Alert: Triclosan
In the last decade or so, hand sanitizer has become a staple everywhere from day cares to grocery cart wipes and most handbags in between.
There’s one potentially harmful ingredient in your seemingly helpful hand sanitizer: Triclosan.
New studies are coming forward–and being reviewed by the FDA no less– with information on the dangers of Triclosan, a high-alert chemical used in conventional hand sanitizers. (Just when you think you’re safe!) The possible cancer-causing properties and altered hormone regulations in animals are enough to ditch all products–including your beloved hand sanitizer–and replace them with healthier alternatives.
- Added to products to prevent or lessen bacterial contamination
- Added to everything from clothing, kitchenware and toys to antibacterial soaps
- FDA has no evidence that adding Triclosan to soaps/hand sanitizers provides extra health benefits
If the FDA itself says Triclosan doesn’t provide extra health benefits, it’s time to kiss that chemical goodbye like a bad ex-lover. Intelligent Nutrients Hand Sanitizer uses ethyl alcohol that wipes out 99.9% of bad bacteria without using unnecessary chemicals. Paired with certified organic ingredients, what’s not to love?
Stay clean out there.