There is a dangerous substance still being widely used in the U.S. despite evidence that it is a real and imminent threat to public and environmental health. Most products labeled as "antibacterial," "antimicrobial," "Microban" or "Biofresh" contain this dangerous chemical called triclosan.
Triclosan is a pesticide that has been popping up in products we use everyday like soap, toothpaste, deodorant and even baby changing stations. It is so dangerous that it was banned in Japan and Canada, and classified as an irritant — dangerous for the environment and very toxic to aquatic organisms — by the EU. It persists in the environment and is recognized, like BPA, as an endocrine disruptor -- a substance that interferes with the body's hormones.
Can you join us in calling for an end to the use of triclosan for non-medical purposes? Fill out the form below to add your name to the petition.
Petition to Ban Triclosan for Non-Medical Purposes:
We, the undersigned, are calling for a ban on non-medical uses of triclosan. Triclosan is a pesticide contained in products people use everyday, such as hand and detergent soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, cosmetics, fabrics, footwear, plastics and more.Like BPA, triclosan is a known endocrine disruptor and there are indications that it is a real and imminent threat to public and environmental health. Because of triclosan's persistence, even consumers who avoid using antibacterial products are exposed to the chemical through food, water and even household dust. It's time for the U.S. to ban triclosan for non-medical purposes to protect our health and the environment.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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