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FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps

We all have seen, for years, the advertising of antibacterial soap and we have heard rumors, for years, that just plain soap works just as effectively has a soap with additional chemicals that creates antibacterial properties. It's much easier to market and sell and fill consumers brains with slogans or catchy phrases like "antibacterial" soap, and fill it up with chemicals rather than just provide what all manufacturers and even the government knew was safe and effective... soap. Well now it's …

Posted: Sep 02, 2016 by Admin User in Tropical Products

Zika, Schmika

Dr. Brownstein believes Zika is not hype that is being told. Interesting read if you're interested.

Posted: Sep 01, 2016 by Kim Canavan in Tropical Products

FDA scrutinizes Safety of Hand Sanitizers

The FDA in recent years has become more actively involved in helping consumers understand their products, the ingredients in their products, and the effectiveness of the products. Recently (2015), they asked manufacturers to PROVE that the antibacterial ingredient "Triclosan" added to soaps and other products so that the manufacturer could claim "antibacterial", be proven to be more effective than just plain old soap. This in effect, created a mandate for manufacturers to take Triclosan out o…

Posted: Jul 07, 2016 by Admin User in Tropical Products

US House Passes Chemical Safety Rules

Posted: May 26, 2016 by Admin User in Tropical Products

Why shouldn't I wear DEET?

The Pesticide Information Project of Cooperative Extension Offices of Cornell University states that "Everglades National Park employees having extensive DEET exposure were more likely to have insomnia, mood disturbances and impaired cognitive function than were lesser exposed co-workers".

Posted: May 24, 2016 by Admin User in Tropical Products

FDA takes a closer look at "Antibacterial"

Antibacterial EVERYTHING. It's a problem that the FDA is now trying to address.Antibiotics given out by Dr.'s when people are sick, antibiotics given to our food-supply (cows, chickens, etc) to prevent sickness, antibacterial chemicals hyped by Personal Care Companies and used in body washes, soap, etc. It has lead to a pandemic of sorts, the super bug.FDA Taking Closer Look at 'Antibacterial' Soap 1213

Posted: May 20, 2016 by Admin User in Tropical Products

Wellness Mama on Antibacterial Hand Soap

Wellness Mama Health Problems with Antibacterial Soap - Wellness Mama Antibacterial Soap can affect gut bacteria, lead to infection, disrupt proper thyroid function and hormone balance, and harm the environment.

Posted: May 16, 2016 by Admin User in Tropical Products