Triclosan is an ingredient found in toothpaste, antibacterial soap, some lipsticks, mascaras hand wash, wipes…
Triclosan is a Hormone Disruptor: Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems at certain doses. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumours, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors. Read more on Wikipedia
Hormones are not only oestrogen and testosterone – here’s a list : Prostaglandins, Adrenaline, Aldosterone, Calcitonin, Cortisol, Erythropoietin, Glucagon, Insulin, Leptin, Melatonin, Oxytocin, Progesterone, Prolactin, Prostaglandins, Testosterone, Thyroxine, Vitamin D
Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions, sleep and mood. So hormone disruptors play havoc with this internal messaging system, leaving our bodies baffled, sleepless, unbalanced and needy.
Other hormone disruptors in mass-market products can be found HERE
*it’s not an easy read, so don’t open it unless you’re ready to see….