Breaking News! Hand soap can cause heart failure

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(NaturalHealth365) The newest studies show that triclosan – a toxic chemical agent found in many consumer products – impairs the ability of heart muscle fibers to contract. In the presence of triclosan – normal calcium channels are impaired and cause cardiac muscle failure. If you use soap or any other personal care products – watch out for triclosan – it’s worse than you’ve been told.

Can government stand up to corporate interest?

Triclosan is a pesticide, which has been popping up in everyday products such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant and baby changing stations. But, Japan and Canada have banned its use and classified triclosan – an irritant, which is bad for the environment and extremely toxic to sea life by the European Union. By the way, this nasty chemical is recognized, like BPA, as an endocrine disruptor.

Triclosan has been shown to react with chlorine, the most common disinfectant in our municipal water supply, to form chloroform, a potential carcinogen. At Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a scientist found that antibacterial soaps could result in an exposure to chloroform 15 to 40 percent above the EPA’s safe limit for tap water. It would appear that greedy corporations will stop at nothing to make a profit.

Conventional medicine speaks out against triclosan

The America Medical Association concludes, “Despite their recent proliferation in consumer products, the use of antimicrobial agents such as triclosan in consumer products has been studied extensively, no data exists to support their efficiency when used in such products or any need for them, it may be prudent to avoid the use of antimicrobial agents in consumer products.”

Triclosan is widely used and is estimated to have a market value of one billion dollars. This toxic ingredient can be found in commonly sold – mouthwash, toothpaste, cosmetics, clothes, carpets, toys and trash bags. In 1998, the United States Environmental Protection Agency estimated that more than a million pounds of triclosan are produced yearly.

Protect your heart – READ THIS WARNING – before you buy anything

Researchers found that triclosan impairs heart function in living animals. The studies were conducted at the University of California, Davis and the University of Colorado; the researchers had plenty to say. The scientists concluded there is enough evidence that triclosan can have a disastrous effect on both animal and human health at current levels of exposure.

“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. “Although triclosan is not regulated as a drug, this compound acts like a potent cardiac depressant in our models.”

Every cardiologist should read this message

Chiamvionvat, the co-author of the study said, “In patients with underlying heart failure, triclosan could have significant effects because it is so widely used. He further stated, “However, without additional studies, it would be difficult for a physician to distinguish between natural disease progression and environmental factors such as triclosan.”

The UC Davis research team has previously linked triclosan to disruption of reproductive hormone activity and cell signaling in the brain. While government agencies are cautious about comparing studies using animal models to humans, this may be overly cautious – especially since the effects were so striking in several animal models under different experimental conditions.

Perhaps, one day, consumer products will be held to a higher standard – to stop the practice of unloading dangerous substances on the public for profit. Share this story with your family and friends.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

It is listed as a “possible carcinogen” by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) (IARC).

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  • NKEM obianagha

    I am like wao, this thing is getting interesting.
    Just started an advanced diploma in naturopathy.
    Just checked my soap and it contains it.
    Very grateful for this info.

  • paul

    It is a minefield of toxic chemicals that most people are not aware of. We all go to supermarkets but do we bother to read whats in them , no because most are too small to read or we just don’t have the time in this fast world” but we should” . The health authorities know this and reckon that they will poison about lets say 50% of the population which will go along with their depopulation agenda . We have to fight for what is good food and good medicine because we are being literally poisoned by what we don’t look out for and we should have the self respect and awareness and duty to all our fellow beings to make sure that they don’t suffer . All these corporate companies that know they are poisoning us and our Earth have to be made accountable . What we put on our bodies and in our bodies will have an effect .



  • Robin

    And what about Nutribiotic Grapefruit Seed Extract with Citricidal? Triclosan not listed as ingredient, but it is reported that Citricidal forms triclosan……I had been using it for years, only to make this discovery in the past 6 months or so, starting with an article in Natural News, one link leading to another. I have been poisoning myself?????

    Reminds me of all the labeling names for MSG, soy. Triclosan could be a ‘hidden’ ingredient. What other names to look out for? What other substances break down into triclosan?

  • Sandy

    Please distinguish from the hand soap in a pump and “bar” soap.

    I NEVER use soap in a dispenser. I always carry my own bar of Dial “gold”.

  • Sandy

    And even more toxic is the hand sanitizers. NEVER, EVER use those.

  • Sue T

    Ads have built so much FEAR about bad bug that people will use those
    Toxins so they aren’t exposed. Be sure and read the whole label..inert does not mean it doesn’t’ damage your body. Small amounts– parts per trillion still are TOXIC!

  • Kim

    I would have to ask how much Triclosan they exposed the animal to, and what size animal they exposed. Just like artificial sweeteners that provide a healthy alternative for diabetics when used, there were studies that showed it caused cancer in animals. But then again, you have to look at the fact that it was tested on laboratory rats (how much smaller than a human) and the rat was given 100x more of the sweetener than a normal human would have used in a lifetime. This is how studies are influenced incorrectly. There may be some valid argument here (I’m definitely not discounting it), but the details of the study would need to be released prior to me believing that an antibacterial soap that helps kill germs is a bad thing.

  • Victor

    Only one thing 2 say here, Kim on Sun. 19 of Aug.get yer head out of yer ass

  • Joan

    I just read someone’s comments about a product I have been using. “Nutribiotic Grapefruit Seed Extract with Citricidal? Triclosan not listed as ingredient, but it is reported that Citricidal forms triclosan.” Is this true? I need to throw this product away if it is. Would someone please answer this? Thank You!

  • Wiser One

    Reading most comments I am amazed. Instead of trying to ‘get away’ with using still toxic commercial soaps, with a host of other chemicals you cannot pronounce or identify in nature(besides triclosan);

    WHY not just buy a natural brand which lists ALL ingredients with transparency – yes, all of which most people can easily pronounce and identify as non toxic for the most delicate baby.

    A brand such as Dr Bronner’s for example – carries a wide variety of overall clean, pure, multi purpose castile soaps in bar or liquid form and multiple scents from natural organic essential oils; not synthetic garbage.

    Stop being lazy stubborn sheeple, you are only hurting yourself and your families via ignorance.

    Or just get cancer while you diligently ‘research'(rationalize) why chemical soaps aren’t ‘so bad’- much easier and more ‘convenient’ for the hypnotized thumb sucking jelly fish television audience, right?

  • Jean

    Thanks for the article…and on to the topic of Mega-Corporate Greed and Carelessness. I have been dealing with weird food and other products lately; contacting the corporations that make them. I have been treated like a fool in many cases.
    Some of the worst and most current…DANNON Oikos has a very dominant chalky texture and in reading the label, there are many chemicals in there, not just milk and lactobacillus. They will not answer what the chemicals do and why they are in there and suggest that ‘maybe’ the chalky is caused by the lactobacillus (B.S.) Then, GARNIER free fall conditioner, I had hours of some sort of chemically caused eye allergy and when I rinsed my hair,it took over five hard scrubbings to get the stuff to rinse off my face. The corn on the cob at Walmart—very odd with strange bright red spots on it. They claim that it is genetically engineered, but call it something healthier sounding, like organically engineered. There are more, but that’s enough for now as writing this is giving me a headache.

  • Hendog

    KIM!!! Your comment about how safe artificial sweetners are is MIND BENDING! P-L-E-A-S-E research that BS! There is NOTHING “safe” about those artificial sweetners..they are liver toxic poisons!! FACT

  • carol

    Here is what I have to say, I agree with how small the rats are compared to us, and how much did they give to them? They will always find something bad for us they aren’t satisfied till they do. They don’t really know it is just a guessing game. They take the good things away. What is one to do I doubt you will find anything that doesn’t have it in it.
    I look at it this way, I am going to die someday anyway. So what is the problem we can’t change things anyway. I’m not worried I know where I am going. Why not give us a soultion instead of scare tatics.

  • Tom

    My advice is to steer clear of all commercially manufactured products period. They are developed to use the lowest quality ingredients possible in order to generate the highest profits possible. If you care about your health then find quality products that promote health over profit. Here is a good place to start.
    There are protein, vitamin & mineral products and an all organic skin care line.