Triclosan is a controversial hand sanitizer chemical linked to endocrine disruption as well as other human health and environmental issues. It’s been linked to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and even worse, it is not effective against viruses, which are often more likely the cause of our colds and flus than bacteria in the first place. That’s not the case for apple cider vinegar though—which is antibacterial and antiviral—and you can easily learn how to make hand sanitizer with vinegar that actually works and costs less money.
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While we’ve written about their powerful health benefits in the past, it bears repeating: Cruciferous vegetables are astoundingly good for you.
We’ve talked about nanoparticles and food here before on EDB in nanoparticle pesticides. Now, these little babies may be making their way into food packaging.
Triclosan, a hazardous ingredient in antibacterial hand soap, is now showing up in our food supply.
So how is hand soap finding its way into the food web?
It’s nearing May in the heart of Japan’s Nishio area, and beneath the cover of carefully arranged netting, row after row of brilliant jade tencha tea plants are gradually hidden from the sun. As the sunlight fades and the plants retreat into the shade, growth of the plants’ leaves slows, allowing the chlorophyll and antioxidant […]