“Superbugs predicted to be a bigger killer than cancer within 30 years if nothing is done to halt antibiotic resistance”
This is how 7News began a news article about Triclosan on this evening’s news. Is it Scaremongering or is there some element of truth?
Companies like Miessence have been saying this for years and have been highlighting the fact that a widely used ingredient in toiletries called Triclosan is one of the culprits allowing Superbugs to develop.
Although over-use of antibiotics is seen to be the major cause of an increase in antibiotic resistant superbugs, Brisbane researchers have found that some handwashes & toothpastes are also to blame.
Toiletries are supposed to keep us clean and healthy. However, an ingredient in more than 2,000 toiletries called Triclosan, could make us very sick in the long term.
Triclosan is a very common ingredient. The Brisbane researchers advised Triclosan induces a mutation to the bacteria that allows them to develop a resistance to antibiotics. Triclosan accelerates the spread of “Superbugs”.
Mark Blaskovich of the Centre for Superbug Solutions in Brisbane stated on 7News that “Superbugs are basically bacteria that have become resistant to being killed by antibiotics. If one of these highly resistant bacteria became very pathogenic and was able to spread and infect alot of people we currently don’t have any treatment to cure these people anymore”
Triclosan is banned in USA but not in Australia
Triclosan was banned by the US Food & Drug Administration in 2016 from being used in anti-bac soaps but it is still legal in Australia and as previously mentioned it is used by many manufacturers in more than 2,000 toiletries.
So, The question is…
“How Can You Protect You, Your Family, and the future of everyone else’s Family” ?
The simple answer is we must STOP using products that contain Triclosan. The news article recommended checking the ingredients label on handwashes and toothpastes. A simpler approach would be to support companies like Miessence that have been providing organic and natural products for years despite the fierce battle they have with the major manufacturers that have been putting profit before health.
Miessence have an extensive range of certified organic products for health, home and body that I have been using since 2011. The range includes toothpastes and handwashes:
The Miessence range of toothpastes are free of artificial colours, flavourings, fluoride, aluminium, detergents, and of course Triclosan. All Miessence toothpastes contain only natural ingredients.
All the toothpastes have the cleaning power of bicarbonate of soda. The Mint Toothpaste contains the fresh taste of spearmint the astringent and antiseptic properties found in cinnamon leaf oil and clove bud essential oil. The Anise Toothpaste includes the healing properties of fragrant star anise and the Lemon Toothpaste includes the antiseptic and astringent properties of certified organic of lemon oil and lemon myrtle oil.
Miessence Foaming Handsoap is a true soap – it is made from saponified plant oils and is naturally free from synthetic chemicals and detergents. Air is infused into the soap as it is dispensed so it creates a luxurious smooth, creamy feel and it provides an easy and quick wash because it reduces the water requirement compared to traditional liquid pump soaps. It contains organic soap nut and organic lemon myrtle essential oil.