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2014-09-11 08:24:04

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe-based Parx Plastics is starting the mass production of its biocompatible, non-toxic and non-leaching antimicrobial Sanipolymers(TM). Parx Plastics was recently identified by the European Commission as one of the top tech startups of Europe with its technology derived from biomimetics to create antimicrobial plastics. Consumers are becoming aware that solutions adding an antibacterial property to...

Antibacterial Soap Triclosan
2014-08-22 03:00:42

Steve Tokar, UC San Francisco UCSF-Led Study Finds Exposure to Hormone Disruptor from Soap Exceeds that from Toothpaste Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan, a widely-used chemical currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a study led by researchers from UC San Francisco. Triclosan, a synthetic antibacterial agent, is found in thousands of consumer products, including...

2014-08-13 08:28:44

Supermint Fluoride Toothpaste Receives Coveted Seal of Acceptance MONTCLAIR, N.J., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hello is thrilled to announce that its supermint fluoride toothpaste has officially been awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Recognized by dentists and consumers alike as the gold standard for U.S. oral care, the seal acknowledges that the product has met ADA guidelines for fluoride-containing toothpaste used for the control of tooth decay....

2014-07-15 23:09:29

Investigation warns of bogus 'natural' beauty claims, ingredients to avoid; Plus, apps that can help shoppers identify safer products YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Beauty products and cosmetics have become overgrown with labels covered with flowers and greenery and words like natural and healthy. The September 2014 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features an in-depth look at hidden health risks that can be found in cosmetics and other beauty products, ingredients to...

2014-05-23 12:22:10

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota became the first state in the nation this month to completely ban the toxic antibacterial pesticide from sale statewide. This ban comes as several large manufacturers have committed to removing triclosan from their products, and as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after decades of inaction, now vows to review the safety and efficacy claims of the chemical. "Minnesota has proven itself a leader in protecting its...

2014-05-22 23:05:30

TiFiber and Bradford Soap Works Currently Collaborating On New Soap Formulations to Replace Triclosan in Antibacterial Personal Care Products Fayettevlle, Ark. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 TiFiber, Inc. recently announced it has exclusively licensed and is further developing technology from the University of Auckland and its commercialization company, Auckland UniServices Limited in New Zealand. The technology consists of a family of synthetic, antimicrobial polymers (AMPs) with potent,...

2014-05-13 11:44:47

European Molecular Biology Organization A plethora of endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with human sperm function in a way that may have a negative impact on fertilization. These are the findings of a German - Danish team of researchers from the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research in Bonn, Germany, and the University Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. The work, which is published in EMBO reports, suggests that endocrine...

Is Antibacterial Soap Increasing Your Chances Of A Nasal Infection?
2014-04-08 10:15:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the overuse of antibiotics has a hand in promoting an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria and now a new study published in the journal mBio has found that an antibiotic common to soaps and hand sanitizers actually promotes the growth of Staphylococcus aureus inside the human nose. The new study, from researchers at the University of Michigan, found that the antibacterial additive triclosan could...

Your Hand Soap Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good
2014-04-02 08:36:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Antimicrobial household products are widely used, but scientists are wondering if they are doing more harm than good. A new study from Arizona State University has assembled evidence suggesting that antimicrobial use brings consumers no measurable benefit. Even more troubling, according to recent research, the lax regulation of these products has caused toxic compounds to spread throughout wildlife and human populations...

2014-01-24 16:20:49

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bota-Nik announced today an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Columbia University for the patented discovery of an all-natural and eco-friendly disinfection formulation to replace triclosan in soaps and other consumer products. Bota-Nik's goal is to provide the most effective disinfectant products with minimal impact on the natural environment. The innovative and patented line of products contain a formulation of natural botanicals...


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