There’s Triclosan in my Soap

December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always had a penchant for great-smelling soaps.

Naturally, when Bath and Body Works finally made its way over to us Canadian folks, I was elated.  I can assure you that I took full advantage of any and all ‘sales’ on multiple buys.

Only recently, however, did I realize the significance of using “antibacterial soap” — not just BBW’s line antibac line, but every soap on the mass market today with the proud “antibacterial” label.   I mean, I knew Triclosan was an antibiotic from my basic microbiology courses, but only recently when Dr. Dupont talked about it in BIOL 444 – Microorganisms and Disease did I realize that these soaps are actually contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Now, every time I pump some of that awesome-melling cucumber-melon foam, I can’t help but be very aware that I’m washing antibiotics down my sink.

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading There’s Triclosan in my Soap at My F.O.V..

meta

%d bloggers like this: