An anti-bacterial battle - the trouble with triclosan
Bacteria are bad - right? Or is it our incessant anti-bacterial warfare that is the real risk?
Have you ever heard of triclosan, a common anti-bacterial agent used in a frightening array of consumer products, from the anti-bacterial gels so prevalent in public places these days to cosmetics, kitchen products, clothes and even paint? No? I hadn't either, until recently.
The mis-use of this substance, that should (according to health professionals) only be used in hospitals, could lead to the development of new anti-biotic resistant super bugs, pollution of our water and health problems from a build up of triclosan in our blood.