Sparkle & Smile

Blog for Cleaner and Healthier Homes

News

Hand Sanitizer and More in Dolphins – Wellness Wire

Triclosan is a commonly found germ-killing ingredient in sponges, cutting boards, hand sanitizer, and many personal care products including toothpaste.  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 in animal tests. It disrupts the function of the thyroid in rats. Triclosan builds up in fatty tissues, so it passes up the food chain from animal to animal, including humans.

Additional Articles You might Like

View More
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Green Cleaning 101: Why Non-Toxic Solutions Matter for Your Home — Maintaining a clean home isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s about creating a healthy, safe environment for your family. This[…]

blog recent img 1
link post
About Us

What’s Included in a Standard House Cleaning Service — Introduction In the rush of modern life, keeping a home clean can seem like a daunting task. Between work, family[…]

blog recent img 2
link post
About Us

Imagine the Possibilities: Maid Brigade Taking Care of the Dirty Work — Understanding the Value of Time In today’s fast-paced world, every minute counts. Consider this: the average household dedicates more than[…]

blog recent img 3
link post

Subscribe for
the latest tips, tricks and green tech news.