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Antibacterial Agent Found in Minnesota Lakes


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, protection, pollution )

Cher
- 601 days ago - greenerideal.com
A recently published study from the University of Minnesota challenges the way we think and use a common household object - soap. The product in question is called triclosan, and is a commonly used antibacterial agent used in soaps, dishwashing detergent



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Sam E M. (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:45 am
Quote: "We recently discovered tiny plastic fragments and in alarmingly large quantities in the Arctic Ocean. It seems that our artificial constructs are reaching even the most isolated of waters. Since these fragments tend to attract oil and other toxic chemicals, and since these plastics can take thousands of years to properly degrade, it may be a long time before we are able to find a truly pristine water source."
This has been a well known fact for some time but people just keep right on polluting... when will they wake up and stop destroying our planet?
 

Penny C. (79)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:52 am
Noted.
 

Amy E. (66)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:45 am
I've read that long term use of antibacterial soap can be toxic!
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:53 am
One of the reasons I try to buy only those products that are 100% natural. Google the ingredients of any of these antibacterial products. Let the real horror show begin.
 

Donna Hamilton (140)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:54 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:25 pm
sadly noted
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:48 pm
It really is a race of whether we will destroy ourselves or turn in time to live on and see some glorious and wonerous and good technology come to fruition.

Like producing meat on large scale without the death of any animal.
 

Joy Wong (75)
Friday January 25, 2013, 3:36 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Nancy Black (302)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:08 am
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, read and shared.Just think of all the interesting new sea lives we can get. Nothing like a two headed fish or a frog would one eye. Think of all the moey we could make. Sound reasonable o re Don't you think?
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Friday January 25, 2013, 4:32 am
Noted. I avoid antibacterial products - I think that we need to build up our immune systems.
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:20 am
Not good!!! Thanks Cher
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:23 am
Gross because a lot of Minn. lakes are pretty much wilderness (Boundary Waters N. Minn. area). I have been using anti-bacterial soap (and I see they did have triclosan) but will switch to something more environmentally friendly.
 

Sue H. (1)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:57 am
noted
 
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