5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Well if it isn’t one thing, it’s another. In a public restroom I visit now and again (coffee shop), I noticed they changed their anti-bacterial soap to a new something. It was a Lysol brand touch-free soap dispenser. I went ahead an used it, but intended to do a little more research after learning what I did about triclosan.
After loading up on gas and coffee, we went birding. Enjoyed the time immensely and I look forward to sharing a few photos later. We gained a year bird and possibly a new sub-species we will put on our life list. Waiting for confirmation.
Then, we went to Target and looking at their soaps, I noticed the same thing the coffee shop had. This time I had pen and paper to write down the chemical name…
“The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.”
And it is put into soaps for the unsuspecting public to use! Here is a list of pesticidal uses.
Scorecard- the Pollution information site
Anything affecting the lowest on the food chain, will in turn, effect those higher up. Does this bother you? It does me and will stick to just standard soaps and water.
But some may ask, what to do during this flu season? Especially in public places. I thought about this. I am not about to suggest to anyone to not wash your hands. Up to this point, we’ve been using hand sanitizer and I send Papa off to work with some, but I wonder what environmental and health risks that contains. I haven’t looked yet.
I came up with an idea. Fill a small, empty squeeze bottle with liquid, non anti-bacterial soap and keep this in your pocket or purse. Often there are small travel size containers in the stores, or just reuse (after you wash it out well) a small bottle you may already have on hand. Sure, it’s a little ore work, but it is a much better option than not washing, or putting chemicals into our environment and water supply.
Talking about pen and paper, I want to share a little birding tip with you.
Use a pencil.
Graphite doesn’t freeze like ink when you want to write your birding notes and numbers in the freezing weather. Yup, learned this from experience.