Canada Still Won't Ban Unsafe Triclosan From Your Family Products

Ecojustice | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Impact

Triclosan: You may have never heard of it, but chances are that you and your family use products that contain it regularly. Increasingly, scientific evidence shows that it is harmful to the environment and humans - especially children. And it doesn't work particularly well.

Are We At The Beginning Of The End For This Antibacterial?

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Over the last few years, triclosan has been the subject of much debate. Those in favour of these products hail their ability to keep bacteria at bay. Those against suggest there is no real benefit in everyday consumer home use whereas the risks -- both to humans and the environment -- are too great.

Antibacterial Soap Is No Better Than Regular Soap

AFP Relaxnews | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Living

You'd have to wash your hands for nine hours to see results from this antibacterial soap.

This Natural Chemical May Replace Triclosan and Improve Oral Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Triclosan is the main ingredient in "antibacterial" soaps. It has the ability to kill as well as prevent the growth of harmful microbes. Over the years, the shine of triclosan has faded due to a combination of problems found in the lab. A natural alternative to triclosan has been growing in both presence and popularity.

If You're Pregnant, Stay Away From This

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living

A study to be presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) indicates, ironically, that what k...

Cosmetic Companies Ranked According To Harm

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Style

OTTAWA - An environmental group has ranked Canada's five largest cosmetics companies based on potentially harmful ingredients in their products.The re...

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.

Common Ingredient In Toothpaste Toxic To Environment

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A government study has found that a common anti-bacterial agent found in everything from shampoo and toothpaste to toys is harmful to the env...

Practice "Safe Shopping" This Holiday

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Living
Maggie MacDonald

Triclosan is an anti-bacterial chemical used in hundreds of products from soap to makeup and even smartphone cases. It's sad to think that we use an antibacterial product to keep our families safe and end up creating dangerous toxins that are found in the very water we drink and the fish we eat.

7 Ways to Party in Good Health

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

What's a flu-fearing, germ-wary, over-worked and exhausted person supposed to do during the holiday (read: flu) season? Keeping up with the spirit of the holidays and partying it up in style while maintaining good health can be a challenge, but it's possible to do it all.