Dolphins Full of Germ Killer – Eco-Fail
We’ll want to think twice every time you out squirt some hand sanitizer or buy some germ-killing sponges. The most commonly found ingredient in these products is triclosan. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study has found that one-third of the bottlenose dolphins tested off South Carolina and almost one-quarter of those tested off Florida carried traces of triclosan in their blood. The concentrations found in the dolphins are known to disrupt the hormones and growth and development of other animals. This stuff is even in toothpaste. Eco-Fail.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).