Antibacterial

Antibacterial Soaps May Be Hurting More Than Helping

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living

In response to concerns that widespread use of antibacterial soaps may be fueling a rise in superbugs, manufacturers will soon have to meet stricter ...

Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holiday Party Season

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Stay home when you are sick. It's the right thing to do for everyone, including you, because when your immunity is low you can pick up other germs more easily... yuck. Steep some tea, pour a bowl of soup, crank up the vitamins and rest, allowing your body to heal. Don't let stress undermine a quick recovery and try and enjoy your forced time out.

Is Your Anti-Bacterial Handwash Harming You?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe term "antibacterial" has been used since the 1940s but only gained a hold of the market in the mid-1990s thanks to the widespread use of the antibacterial agent triclosan. But triclosan has a dark side that has only come to light in the last decade. The scientific literature has been peppered with articles showing the potential side effects to triclosan use.

Are Your Beauty Products Poisoning You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada Living

Do you know what kinds of chemicals you're putting on your body? Gillian Deacon, author of "There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body...