Environmental Working Group Reports on Pesticide in Consumer Products

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), federal regulators have approved a hormone-disrupting pesticide, triclosan, for use in 140 different types of consumer products, including liquid hand soap, toothpaste, undergarments, and children’s toys.

Triclosan is used in these products to kill bacteria, but is no more effective than soap and water. Now it has been found in breastmilk, urine, and cord blood as a result of its proliferation in everyday products.

You can learn more about the EWG’s stance on triclosan, where to find it in your home, and which products contain it here: www.ewg.org/reports/triclosan.