Your Plastic Toothbrush Could Not Be Recycled Until Now

When your toothbrush has served you well, eventually it will become time to replace it and you toss the old one into the recycle bin. But the dirty, dark secret is even though you think your plastic toothbrush will be made into some other plastic item, it is a kind of plastic most recycling centers...
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How Can Triclosan Be Banned In Hand Soap But Not In Toothpaste?

Last week the FDA issued a ban on the chemical, triclosan in antibacterial soaps, saying there was no scientific evidence that it was any better "at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water." Perhaps more worrisome was that the long-term use of the soap, the agency said in a...
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