Most of us are used to using antibacterial soaps or so-called sanitizers (an antiseptic hand sanitizer). They have even proliferated so much that they have been placed in most establishments where food or groceries are sold.
These products - like toothpaste - contain triclosan, an antibacterial agent that also prevents the fungus. However, recently press clippings report that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) revealed that they are evaluating how safe or unsafe this ingredient is for everyday use.
Research indicates that the ingredient has been found in the urine of 75 percent of the study participants. This could represent health problems such as alteration in the level of hormones in the body.
"Both triclosan and triclocarban have been linked to endocrine disorders, with potential adverse impacts on sexual and neurological development," explains a note published by News Medical, which reviews studies carried out by associate professor Rolf Halden, from the Biodesign Institute of the Arizona State University.
Therefore if you are one of those who always seeks to be in clean environments and have disinfected hands, consult your doctor about these new findings on triclosan.