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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Triclosan-NOT Popular---Again...

A company called Invisible Armor, which last year introduced its triclosan-based "kid safe" hand sanitizer put out a press release more recently that was carried by a retail industry newsite RetailNet. The coverage claims that this product is being carried at various retailers, including Kroger stores, HEB, Brookshire Brothers, Meijer Stores and Walgreens.

We don't know whether any of these stores is actually carrying it--or in how many locations--we do know that Walgreens did carry another triclosan-based products with the brand name Vick's--a P&G product that was censured by the FDA early last month.

While we know that the MRSA scare is opening a big door to hand sanitizer manufacturers, we can only once caution people to understand the distinction between various products. Below comment from blogger Debra McDuffee does a very nice job of providing a researcher/mom's perspective on this particular product....Re-iterating that Triclosan is NOT Popular...

Invisible Armor: Good for killing germs?

Posted: May 10th 2007 9:15AM by Debra McDuffee
Filed under: General Health, Health and Technology, Healthy Habits, Natural Products, Healthy Products

That's Fit has recently been alerted to the existence of a product called Invisible Armor. It works much the same way an alcohol-based hand sanitizer works, by killing the germs. Its unique quality? The active ingredients remain on your hands, killing germs long after the product has dried.

Sounds great? Maybe, but let's take a closer look.

The active ingredient is triclosan, which is the active ingredient in most anti-bacterial soaps. The very ingredient that has been blamed with creating super-bugs, bacterias that are resistant to antibiotics. It also kills off the beneficial bacteria that the body needs to thrive.
It has also been found that triclosan, combined with chlorine from tap water, can create a human carcinogen.

Super-bugs AND cancer? No thanks, triclosan most definitely is not for me and my family.

What does this writer think should be considered a so popular hand sanitizing product---we're slightly biased, but we do like a product called Soapopular

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