Hand sanitizer and antibacterial soaps
You may think these are helping you stay healthy and avoid the office cold, but these products could do more harm than good in the long run. The compound triclosan is found in more than 75 percent of hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps, as well as in gym equipment, linens, underwear, plastic products, and more. “It is another ‘endocrine buster’ resulting in reproductive toxicity through alterations in hormone regulation according to the FDA,” Dr. Gaffney-Adams explains. Triclosan has been linked to thyroid disease, allergies, asthma, and eczema.