Delay the EPA Ban on Triclosan

Triclosan has been proven to be effective in the elimination of germs and controlling the bacteria and has also been approved by the FDA.  If the EPA is successful in its efforts to ban triclosan, we’ll be left in quite a quandry.
HOWEVER, if there really is an issue with the substance, I want to know (as I’m sure you do too).  
There is a study being conducted regarding the potential negative long-term effects of triclosan, but those results are not due out until sometime this summer.  
The EPA is hoping to have its hearing on the ban this spring, BEFORE the results are published.  How can you have a trial without evidence?  It’s a bit odd to me.
Anyway, Smart Girl Politics has started a petition to delay the EPA’s hearing until the study results are published.  If triclosan is a problem, I have no problem finding alternative methods to control bacteria, but if it comes out there isn’t an issue with it, I want the EPA to stay away from my anti-bacterial soap and waterless hand sanitizer!  To learn more, or to sign the petition, please go to http://sgpaction.com/handsoffepa.
Julianne Alvarez-Wish is a military wife, mother, business owner, professional writer, blogger and legislative advocate. She is the Director of Communications for Our Milk Money, the Colorado State Leader for the National Association for Moms in Business and the owner of Buy By Mom and Buy By Mom Blog. She is the Colorado Springs Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner for Examiner.com. She also blogs at A Wishful Thought. Her passion, purpose and goal is to help parents work from home so they can be home with their children.
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