"Problems With a Key Hand-Cleansing Chemical"
"Think of all the things you've touched today - the door handles pulled, the elevator buttons pushed, the railings held, the coins counted. All of them were coated with germs. Afterward, so were your hands."
"How often - and how thoroughly - did you wash them?
In the battle against bugs, we often turn to antibacterial products. But a key ingredient in many of them, triclosan, may have its own problems.
Triclosan, a type of chemical known as a chlorinated aromatic compound, has been linked with health issues, including hormone disruption. Many medical experts say it's no better than good old soap and water anyway."Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, 06/10/2013