Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Microban on Paper Towels!?

Microban!? Yesterday morning I was at a gas station and noticed that the paper towel rack by the fuel dispensers was labeled as treated with Microban. What!? why would I want to spread poison around to kill bacteria on my windshield?

Yesterday afternoon I got a roll of screen mesh that I had shipped to me so I can screen the big door to my shed for my son's graduation party. The mosquitos are bad.... It's labeled as treated with Microban. WTF!?

Why would I want to sanitize screening with poison? Bacteria are natural, they are SUPPOSED TO BE THERE! I have to work with this material and cut it and to get in and out after it's installed, people have to touch it to push open the flap. This is really irritating! I don't think I have time to send it back and get a replacement. It was never noted on the product description. I wouldn't have bought it if it had.

Oh look, you can get it on your fricken faucet!
Your keyboard
Bird feeders?!
Your childrens' scissors in assorted colors!
Your office foot rocker, whatever that is

We must be OFF OUR ROCKERS! We don't know (because they won't tell us), but Microban MAY contain Triclosan which is a suspected endocrine disruptor, carcinogen and may cause developmental defects.

A better question is what AREN'T they putting it in? It's bad enough you see anti-microbial soap everywhere you go. Whose brilliant idea is this crap?! Not only will we no doubt find that spreading poison everywhere has it's own consequences, but we'll almost certainly create another class of super-bugs as the highly adaptable microbes that live in and all around us develop resistance. God we're stupid!

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