link to a post by Cal Baier-Anderson, an Environmental Defense Fund Health Scientist; I pay close attention to her blogs. This one is about triclosan, the antimicrobial chemical in many of the soaps and beauty products we are buying. It is scandalous that there are so many dangerous and unregulated chemicals in the products we use everyday--on ourselves, and on our children, who are even more sensitive to these toxins. I've written for EDF about bisphenol A (BPA); EDF senior scientist Richard Denison posts excellent information on chemicals. The basic message for all of us is that we should go back to keeping things simple, and as chemical-free as possible. The problem, of course, is that dangerous chemicals keep turning up in the most unexpected places. Triclosan has been found in beach sandals. Cutting boards. And yes, even in some bath towels.