• fluoride
  • Deworming twice a year, supplemented with washing hands daily with soap, brushing teeth daily with fluoride, is at the core of this national program. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Cochrane review of 30 studies concluded that triclosan/copolymer-containing toothpastes produced a 22% reduction in both dental plaque and gingival inflammation when compared with fluoride toothpastes without triclosan/copolymer. (wikipedia.org)
  • lotions
  • While being exposed to toxic chemicals via food intake is more known and recognized it's also important to know what's in the products we use every day- lotions, soaps, deodorant, shampoo's, cosmetics, laundry detergent. (wordpress.com)
  • organisms
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1998 estimated that more than 1 million pounds of triclosan are produced annually in the United States, and that the chemical is detectable in waterways and aquatic organisms ranging from algae to fish to dolphins, as well as in human urine, blood and breast milk. (quantumday.com)
  • molecular
  • Triclosan is found in virtually everyone's home and is pervasive in the environment," said Isaac Pessah, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biosciences in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and principal investigator of the study. (quantumday.com)
  • Specifically, the team evaluated the effects of triclosan on molecular channels in muscle cells that control the flow of calcium ions, creating muscle contractions. (quantumday.com)
  • Triclosan has been employed as a selective agent in molecular cloning. (wikipedia.org)
  • water
  • Those exposed to triclosan in the water for seven days had significantly reduced swimming activity compared to controls during both normal swimming and swim tests designed to imitate fish being threatened by a predator. (quantumday.com)
  • NRDC's lawsuit comes on the heels of Beyond Pesticides, Food and Water Watch, and other NGOs having submitted a petition (pdf) to FDA calling for a ban on nonmedical uses of triclosan, citing the possibility of bacterial resistance to antibacterial substances and antibiotics, along with other concerns. (greenbiz.com)
  • In fact, most healthy people who do get a scrape or cut can likely keep it clean with just soap and water. (everydayhealth.com)
  • If water and soap is not available, hands can be cleaned with ash instead. (wikipedia.org)
  • Interventions that promote hand washing can reduce diarrhoea episodes by about a third, and this is comparable to providing clean water in low income areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hand washing is usually integrated together with other sanitation interventions as part of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The United States FDA has found that triclosan provides no health benefits over soap and water. (wikipedia.org)
  • skin
  • A possible small detrimental effect of hand washing is that frequent hand washing can lead to skin damage due to drying of the skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • showering with 2% triclosan has become a recommended regimen in surgical units for the decolonization of patients whose skin carries methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). (wikipedia.org)
  • It is usually a highly-foaming mixture of surfactants with low skin irritation, and is primarily used for hand washing of glasses, plates, cutlery, and cooking utensils in a sink or bowl. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chlorhexidine gluconate is used as a skin cleanser for surgical scrubs, a cleanser for skin wounds, for preoperative skin preparation and germicidal hand rinses. (wikipedia.org)
  • The legs should be dried thoroughly after washing with antibacterial shampoo using paper towels, There are many products available to help protect the skin from the constant wet by forming a barrier between the mud and the leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • chemicals
  • According to NRDC, FDA first proposed a rule that would have removed these chemicals from soaps in 1978, but has not finalized it. (greenbiz.com)
  • There are arguments for creating or maintaining conditions that are not conducive to bacterial survival and multiplication, rather than attempting to kill them with chemicals. (wikipedia.org)
  • exposure
  • Finally, the investigators looked at the effects of triclosan exposure on fathead minnows, a small fish commonly used as a model organism for studying the potential impacts of aquatic pollutants. (quantumday.com)
  • evaluate
  • The investigators performed several experiments to evaluate the effects of triclosan on muscle activity, using doses similar to those that people and animals may be exposed to during everyday life. (quantumday.com)
  • environmental
  • EPA states it will launch another comprehensive review of triclosan beginning in 2013, reexamining both human health and environmental hazards. (greenbiz.com)
  • With respect to environmental impacts, the agency seems mainly concerned about discharges at industrial sites where triclosan is added to plastics and textiles. (greenbiz.com)
  • study
  • The effects of triclosan on cardiac function were really dramatic," said Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, professor of cardiovascular medicine at UC Davis and a study co-author. (quantumday.com)
  • stop
  • In April 2010, Representative Edward Markey, Chair of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to 13 major manufacturers urging them to voluntarily stop using triclosan. (greenbiz.com)
  • acts
  • Although triclosan is not regulated as a drug, this compound acts like a potent cardiac depressant in our models. (quantumday.com)
  • By mimicking the natural substrate of the enoyl-acyl-carrier protein reductase (ENR) enzyme, triclosan acts as a site-directed inhibitor and disrupts lipid, phospholipid, lipopolysaccharide and lipoprotein synthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • infections
  • According to UNICEF, turning hand washing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit can save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention, cutting deaths from diarrhea by almost half and deaths from acute respiratory infections by one-quarter. (wikipedia.org)
  • Comment
  • I can't comment on the risks of triclosan, but the benefits - if they're there - are vanishingly small," said Michael Phillips, MD, medical director for hospital epidemiology and infection control at New York University's Langone Medical Center. (everydayhealth.com)
  • hygiene
  • Medical hand hygiene refers to hygiene practices related to medical procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • In environments with high lipids or protein waste (such as food processing), the use of alcohol hand rubs alone may not be sufficient to ensure proper hand hygiene. (wikipedia.org)