In case you don’t know, many hand soaps, toothpastes, body bars, etc. that say “antibacterial” are made with triclosan, a powerful bacteria killing chemical (actually registered as a pesticide with the EPA) that can cause drug resistant bacteria, kill wildlife and is being investigated for serious health risks after continuous long term use (such as washing your hands and brushing your teeth with triclosan-containing products every day).
Wondering what you can use instead? The Daily Green has compiled a list of 16 brands that don’t use triclosan. Check out the list, as well as four retailers who say that they don’t sell products containing triclosan here.