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Old 02-16-2015, 09:53 AM
Location: Lincolnshire, UK.
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Originally Posted by Ohiogirl81 View Post
We don't need to use soap with added triclosan. The soap and water alone clean adequately. We don't need to kill germs on our bodies; we just need to wash them away. The soap and water do that.
According to the FDA, there's no evidence it's harmful to humans, but there also is no evidence that triclosan is any more effective than plain soap and water:
Triclosan: What Consumers Should Know
We don't need to be putting unnecessary anti-bacterial compounds in our water supply.
I agree with you plain soap and water works for our family also. I had breast cancer in 2013 and operated on followed up with radiotherapy and given the all clear in Oct 2014 so I steer clear of anything that even "sniffs" of a possible link to cancer. I have gone down the path of as simple as possible for everything and I read labels and ingredient lists very carefully.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Location: Floribama
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Originally Posted by Ellwood View Post
Before I had surgery, I had to shower with Dial Soap, to prevent infection.
Hibiclens is normally used for that.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:22 PM
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Originally Posted by Ottawa2011 View Post
People with psoriasis and eczema are often prone to skin infections. It might help people with those skin conditions to use an antibacterial soap. There are some other brands of mildly medicated soaps that are used to treat mild skin infections; now I wonder if they use the same ingredient?
My father had psoriasis and he swore that the Dial Antibacterial soap helped with his skin condition.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:59 PM
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When I was little, we used Dial soap (deodorant). I've never used it since I became an adult even though nothing ever happened to me using Dial soap (not that I'm aware of), but I'm wary of deodorant soaps because they contain so many chemicals. I shudder now thinking of using that soap when I was little and when you are 7 or 8, etc. your skin doesn't have that much of a resistant barrier, not like an adult's skin. Did it have Triclosan in Dial soap in the 1970s? Occasionally, I remember using Dial soap and I start worrying about it for a while. I don't know why I should because there are so many things we were exposed to back then, I remember the pretty fly catcher (like a gold box with three squares) - forgot what it is called but I think it was a pesticide that had DDT in it, and that was hanging in my bedroom.
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