Dolphins are swimming in waters tainted with germ-killing soaps, but they aren’t getting squeaky clean. Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in everyday household products such as soaps, toothpastes and deodorants, is accumulating in the environment and is known to disrupt the growth and development of animals–including us humans.
Our obsession to kill germs is getting the better of us, as such antibacterial products–in use in antibacterial soaps everywhere–cause bacteria to become more resistant. No wonder triclosan is the focus of a campaign undertaken by a coalition of health and environmental groups, led by Beyond Pesticides. Their goal is to remove triclosan from the market.
Ecco Bella has never used this ingredient. Now we’re trying to rid it from use everywhere. We’ve made public comment in support of a petition against triclosan, noting its pervasive use and the EPA’s failure to regulate it.
The EPA is listening to public comments–but only until February 7th, so please click here to write directly to the administrator of the EPA. Tell her to get this chemical out of our soaps and toys. Join moms everywhere to help eliminate this harmful pollutant from the planet!