Triclosan is everywhere: in shampoos, deodorants, mouthwashes, kitchen utensils, cutting boards, toys, bedding, socks and trash bags.
Not too sure about the "kitchen utensils" claim, but the stuff is darned near in everything else, even in so-called "healthy" stuff. Colgate "whitening" toothpaste? Loaded with triclosan.
Before you dig into that expensively hormone-free chicken dinner, you might want to double check the hand soap that you used while washing up.
If it’s antibacterial soap, the chances are you lathered up with the widely used and easily absorbed antibiotic called “triclosan.”
Triclosan, found in a host of products that are advertised as antibacterial, has shown up in repeated studies in human urine, feces and breast milk.
And it's been recently discovered that the stuff messes with your intestinal bacterial biome, which is pretty much what keeps you running. It's been mentioned here on several occasions that antibacterial soaps, toothpastes, and other junk do more harm than good - they're only around because of marketing companies. I read labels, and don't buy anything for the home that's "antibacterial". "Kills 99.9% of germs!" Yeah, it's the others that bother me.