Triclosan Found In Household Products & Water – Associated With Osteoporosis

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Triclosan Is In Many Products

Triclosan is in many products. It is found in toothpaste, mouthwash,  and soap as an antiseptic. It is also found on kitchenware, furniture, toys, and clothing, to prevent bacterial contamination of the products.  When did we become so obsessed with sanitary surfaces?

Triclosan Is Even In The Water Supply

Need I say more?

The FDA Bans Triclosan In Some Products

It was banned by the FDA from healthcare antiseptics in 2017, and from hand sanitizers in 2019, but it is still found in many other products.

What Does Triclosan Do?

  • Past animal studies have found triclosan disrupts hormone activity.
  • There are in vitro studies show ing it causes interstitial collagen accumulation and increased trabecular bone.
  • A new study shows women with the highest levels of triclosan in their urine have significantly lower bone mass density and higher osteoporosis, especially menopausal women.
What You Need To Know

In the most recent study of 1,848 U.S. women, age 20 years or older, the women with the highest triclosan urinary levels had the lowest bone mass density and most osteoporosis. In some cases the osteoporosis was at levels two-fold higher than the levels found in women with the lowest amounts of triclosan in their urine. The association was strongest in  postmenopausal women.

What You Can Do

Obviously, you want to check all your household products and make sure triclosan is not listed on the label. This is especially important for women who have osteoporosis, or are concerned about getting it, but as far as I am concerned this chemical should not be anywhere near any of us.

Better yet, don't buy any product that contains a chemical that you can't identify and know is safe.

For More Information On Osteoporosis

Check out this  article on osteoporosis, osteopenia, and building healthy bones.

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