Are you aware of the fact that many everyday products such as soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, and even kitchen utensils contain antimikrobieller additive? What do these chemicals do, and what health risks could they pose?
In this article, I’m going to explain to you how these compounds work, and what health risks they can pose.
You may be familiar with the term “antibacterial soap”. It refers to a type of soap that contains certain chemicals which kill bacteria and viruses.
I’m going to take a closer look at some common household products, and find out exactly why they contain antimicrobial compounds. I’m going to show you the health risks that come from these chemicals and how you can avoid them.
PET Shampoo This common household product contains an antibacterial agent called Triclosan. Triclosan has been on the market for about 30 years, and is found in soaps, shampoos and toothpastes.
Is Antibiotic Resistance Real?
Antibiotic resistance is not new. In fact, antibiotic resistance has been around for quite some time. In fact, it’s estimated that there were over 2 million deaths every year from infectious diseases before the discovery of penicillin in 1928. After the discovery of penicillin, antibiotics made a huge impact, and we’ve seen the number of deaths drop significantly since then. This decrease in deaths is largely attributed to the use of antibiotics. Since their discovery, antibiotics have been widely used to treat bacterial infections. But even after all these years, the number of deaths caused by antibiotic resistant infections has actually continued to increase. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 23,000 people die every year from resistant infections. And the World Health Organization (WHO) says that resistant infections cause about 700,000 deaths every year. So the fact that antibiotics are still very much needed is not news to anyone. But the problem with antibiotics is that they are also not harmless.