The Unique Vulnerability of the Human Brain to Toxic Chemical Exposure

This recent article (below) brings into question the efficacy of hand sanitizers.  While there has been discussion for some time about how these products may actually help create “superbugs” that are resistant to our normal methods of sanitation (where just soap and water would be better), our primary concern here at GPL is about the toxic chemicals used in many hand sanitizers that are then absorbed into our bodies.  The most prominent of these antibacterial chemicals may be triclosan.  Our Lab Director, Dr. William Shaw wrote about the potential neurotoxicity of triclosan in hand sanitizers and other common products in this important article, originally published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine:

http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/articles-1/2015/11/13/the-unique-vulnerability-of-the-human-brain-to-toxic-chemical-exposure-and-the-importance-of-toxic-chemical-evaluation-and-treatment-in-orthomolecular-psychiatry?rq=unique%20vulnera

Additional Information Requested on Safety of Hand Sanitizers

http://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/washington-report/2016/06/29/6737691?utm_source=in-house&utm_medium=message&utm_campaign=wr-im-june16##