START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

tag: triclosan

The Dangers of Triclosan & How to Avoid It

Triclosan, the controversial disinfectant that many associate with hand sanitizers, is actually in all manner of cosmetics and personal care products. The Trouble with Triclosan Triclosan is an anti…

122 comments

FDA Sued Over Chemicals in Consumer Products

The National Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit against the FDA due to their lack of regulation for the two chemicals triclosan and triclocarban. The chemicals are found in many antibacterial s…

130 comments

15 Toxic Ingredients in Personal Care

By now we've all heard that everything from hair serum to sunscreen can be teeming with troublesome toxins and crazy chemicals, and many concerned consumers already steer clear of products made wi…

67 comments

“The Toxic 12″ Beauty Ingredients

Beauty queen-turned-activist Susan Jeske wants you to know the ugly truth about what your beauty routine is doing to your health. Breast cancer, heart disease, heart disease, birth defects, memory …

56 comments

Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

54 comments

Eating Dirt, Embracing Germs

When my kids were toddlers, one of my old-time Brooklyn neighbors said that we all need to eat a pound of dirt during our lives, which sounded somehow right to me. After all, I was an avid grubber in …

31 comments

The Trouble With Triclosan in Your Soap

Who knew that washing your hands could harm your health and the environment? Thanks to the chemical industry, a hazardous antibacterial compound called triclosan is now an ingredient in many household…

86 comments

Natural Deodorants

If recent research has you thinking twice before you swipe, try switching to natural deodorants. Many conventional antiperspirants and deodorants have ingredients linked to diseases such as Alzheimer'…

66 comments

Top 11 Swaps to Detox your Kitchen

Ease your mind about the health of your kitchen by swapping out these 11 everyday kitchen products and replacing them with safer alternatives. Many of the products I suggest you remove affect your cen…

34 comments

Germ-Free Hands: Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I have to admit I am scared of germs because I work in NYC but don't live in NYC, so I use a lot of public restrooms, both on the commuter trains and elsewhere. I don't want to use the d…

14 comments

meet our writers

Joe B.

Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

people are talking

I really enjoyed watching him grow up. What a beautiful duck. I loved the one where the kitten and…

This sounds a bit off the wall!

I have a suspicion the women's mental health may have been a factor berfore they read the book. Car…