Last Updated on September 14, 2020
Have you ever thought about how your gut could be affected by the chemicals in dishwashing liquid?
Why not shift to a more natural kind of a product? May common dishwashing liquids use chemicals like surfactants which break down the grease and grime.
Some of these soaps also consider chemicals like triclosan. Triclosan is an antibacterial substance that used in hand soaps, dishwashing liquids, and chemical cleaning products.
I read an interesting study from 2000 that showed triclosan is associated with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus, a bacterial problem found in hospitals.
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I recommend being very careful about using products with triclosan because it may disrupt your microbiome.
Another study demonstrated that children whose parents/caregivers hand-washed dishes had fewer allergies than children whose parents used the dishwashing machine.
I think the take-home message from this study is to use natural soaps without harsh chemicals when washing your dishes. The goal is to preserve your beneficial bacteria.