According to some research, many cosmetic products contain triclosan, a toxic chemical compound that supports cancer cells and are also dominant in antibacterial soaps and beauty products.
Kyung-Chul Choi and colleagues from Chungbuk National University together with the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology made a research in which they found the harmful effects of this chemical on the hormonal system.
Triclosan is a well- known hormone-disruptor. It affects the endocrine system and causes abnormal cellular growths. Triclosan can also cause breast cancer.
Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Beyond Pesticides have tried to warn the people about the harmful effects of triclosan.
They have also signed a petition to the FDA to ban the use of triclosan in production of soaps. However, due to this important issue, many manufacturers avoid triclosan in their products.
Source: Health Advisor Group