Doug Schoon



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Study Confirms No Link Between Real World Use of Antibacterial Soaps and Antibiotic Resistance

Research in Peer-Reviewed Journal Reaffirms Safe Use of Triclosan, Triclocarban in Antibacterial Soaps and Washes
Study Discounts Claims That Antibacterial Products and Ingredients Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 4, 2011– Newly published research reaffirms that the use of antibacterial wash products in the home environment does not

Adverts for beauty products make big claims. Well when you read them literally in the way a lawyer would read a contract they often make no claims at all, but they are certainly designed to give you the impression that they are going to do a lot for you. I am not a lawyer and the fine print leaves me cold. The fact is that you are being led to believe something and what you are being led to believe is pretty clear.

Ask Doug Schoon why Oregon OSHA confuses Methylene Glycol with Formaldehyde and he’ll reply:

“Oregon OSHA is quoting the “regulations”, but their scientists know the regulations are contrary to the scientific facts and have recently told me this!

In reality, Methylene Glycol and Formaldehyde are very different, both chemically and physically! Methylene Glycol is a liquid; Formaldehyde is a gas. Even so, Oregon OSHA has recently declared that these are “synonyms”, yet these two substances have very different chemical compositions and belong to different chemical families, the Aldehyde vs. Alcohols*.

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