Studies dating back to 2003 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Kaiser Permanente continue to confirm that there is “no evidence that environmental surface finishes or fabrics containing antimicrobials assist in preventing infections”. Most commonly known as Microban, Triclosan was included in a growing list of endocrine disrupting chemicals by the World Health Organization in 2013. Also classified as a bio-accumulative being found in over 75% of Americans tested by the CDC, Triclosan degrades in the environment into a group of Dioxins (carcinogenic endocrine disruptors). The FDA joins the Canadian Medical Associations call for a ban by announcing a proposed regulation targeting hand soaps and other products (fabrics) with concern for the use of such products contributing to “super” resistant germs. My mother always said great things about good ol-fashioned soap and water….Windex on the other hand is another story for another time!