Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Questions we have after seeing 'Avengers: Infinity War'

We are not pleased with this man. At all.Marvel

Warning: There are massive spoilers ahead for "Avengers: Infinity War."

"Avengers: Infinity War" is in theaters and you're probably going through a range of emotions after finishing the movie.

While you're processing the two-hour-and-40-minute movie, we know you probably have a lot of questions. What's going on with Bruce Banner? What did that end-credits scene mean? And is Tony trapped in space?

Let's work through all of it together. Keep reading to see the biggest questions we have after "Infinity War."


What was up with all of the characters vanishing into thin air?
Did this catch you off guard? Marvel

At the film's end, we watched as beloved characters ranging from Tom Holland's Spider-Man to Black Panther and Bucky Barnes horrifyingly disintegrated before our very eyes.

If you were too traumatized to piece together what was happening in the moment, there's a simple explanation.

Thanos said earlier in the film his plan was to wipe out half of the universe's existence to create a balance and that's just what he did.


Wait, so are all of those characters really gone ... or dead?
We're not planning on all of these guys staying gone for long. Marvel

For the moment, it would be safe to assume, yes. Spider-Man, Groot, Doctor Strange, Bucky, Drax, Mantis, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and Peter Quill are all dead.

They surely weren't raptured.

But that doesn't mean they'll stay dead. As we saw near the end of the movie, Thanos was able to easily turn back time to change events as he saw fit. Who's to say everything can't be undone? Plus, there's no way Spidey's staying gone. He has a sequel set for 2019!

You can read our full explainer on the end of "Infinity War" here.


What's going on with Bruce Banner and why can't he access the Hulk?
Banner has some unresolved issues to work out with the Hulk. Marvel

The entire movie, Banner has trouble turning into the Hulk. Multiple times the green guy refuses to emerge, refusing Bruce quite emphatically.

What's going on?

We're not completely sure, but maybe Hulk is suffering from some sort of PTSD after going a round with Thanos, getting beat, and thinking he let his pal Thor down. We'll probably get more insight in "Avengers 4."

You can read more on Banner's inability to access the Hulk here.


Where are the other prominent characters who were aboard the Asgardian ship with Thor and Loki?
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Marvel Entertainment/YouTube

We were surprised Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie didn't appear at the film's start alongside Thor on the Asgardian ship. While it looked like the Asgardian population was decimated by Thanos, it's tough to imagine Valkyrie would be killed off screen.

Did she manage a quick escape or is she floating through space? And speaking of other Asgardians, when may we see Sif (Jaimie Alexander) again?


Are Korg and Miek still alive?
Korg was played by "Thor: Ragnarok" director Taika Waititi. Marvel Studios/Disney

They were two of "Ragnarok's" most fun additions. Hopefully, they're still out there somewhere in the multiverse.


Where are Ant-Man and Hawkeye?
We were missing two of our superheroes in "Infinity War." Marvel

It's briefly hinted the two went their own ways after refusing to sign the Sokovia Accords.

We won't have to wait long to find out what Ant-Man has been up to since "Civil War." "Ant-Man and the Wasp" hits theaters on July 6. Perhaps Hawkeye will show up in his movie in the same way the Hulk was in "Thor: Ragnarok." If not, he should appear in "Avengers 4." He was caught on camera wearing a new suit.

You can read more on what Hawkeye may be up to here.


Why did Tony Stark have a flip phone?
There's a good reason Tony has that phone. Marvel

If you were confused why Stark had a flip phone to call Steve Rogers, it's because Rogers personally sent him that burner phone pre-programmed with a number at the end of "Captain America: Civil War." Cap's a fugitive of the law on the run after refusing to sign the Sokovia Accords which would've made him basically a hero under the direction of the government.

You can read more on Tony's flip phone here.


How will Tony get off of Titan?
We're also not sure how Tony's breathing without a helmet of sorts on. Suspension of disbelief, I suppose! Marvel

Thankfully Stark is on Titan with Nebula, who unlike Stark, knows how to pilot a ship so they can escape.

Hopefully, they'll find the Guardians' spaceship or one of Nebula's intact. Otherwise, Stark may need to build something to find a way to communicate with others back home or get off of Saturn's moon.


Can Vision be fixed?
It's not looking good for Paul Bettany's character. Marvel


Vision ceased to exist when the yellow mind stone was ripped out of his head, but his android body remained. Maybe there's something Shuri can salvage if she's still around.

Bruce Banner did say Vision was more than just the stone. He was made up of parts of him, Stark, and Jarvis, too.


Are Shuri and Stark ever going to meet?
Tony would probably approve of Shuri's sneakers. Marvel


Bruce Banner and Shuri had a quick battle of the brains and Black Panther's sister easily outwitted the Hulk. But would the same hold true for Stark? It looks like the two developed similar suits for Black Panther and Iron Man so they'd have something to chat over.

These are two brainiacs we want to see in a room together.


Is the Collector actually dead?
The Collector was holding onto the reality stone after it was given to him by Lady Sif.Marvel

We know Thanos retrieved the red reality stone from the Collector's place on Nowhere, but we didn't see how it went down.

It's easy to assume the Collector was killed. However, we didn't see his body. And if there's no body, then anything goes. Since the Collector is one of the oldest living beings in the universe, that would be a pretty big loss.

We also refuse to accept Marvel would kill off the Collector before he can be seen on screen with his figurative brother, The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).


Will Adam Warlock come to save the day?
Ignore that gem stone in his head. Marvel

In the 1991 comic "The Infinity Gauntlet," Adam Warlock leads a team against Thanos after half the world's population starts vanishing.

There's just one problem. We haven't seen Adam yet in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — in the flesh anyway. Adam was actually teased at the end of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." During an end-credits scene, one of the villains, Ayesha, is hovering over a chamber housing, what she refers to as, "the next step in our evolution."

Ayesha says she'll call him Adam. "GotG Vol. 2" director James Gunn told Slashfilm Warlock was originally supposed to have a larger role in the movie. So don't be surprised if we see him show up in the next "Avengers" movie. Stark and his gang are going to need all the supernatural help they can get.

You can read more on Adam Warlock here.


Where does Captain Marvel come into play?
We're down a lot of superheroes. Earth can use all the heroes it can find right now. Marvel

The movie's sole end-credits scene teased Captain Marvel is on her way when Nick Fury sent out a distress signal asking for help.

We'll get the backstory on the heroine's origin story when she gets her own movie March 2019 set in the '90s. Then, she'll hopefully be on her way to help the remaining Avengers take down Thanos in next summer's "Infinity War" sequel.

You can read more on the end-credits scene here.


Will Nebula work alongside the remaining heroes to stop Thanos?
She has some daddy issues to work through with Thanos. Disney/Marvel Studios

Her character winds up eventually stealing the gauntlet from her father in the comics. Maybe she'll help put an end to his rule in the next movie, too.


What exactly is Red Skull doing on Vormir?
Is he just going to stay there forever? 

It was a surprise to see the "Captain America" villain in the flesh. While he said he was transported to Vormir after touching the Tesseract, why is he just hanging around? He told Thanos he was pursuing the Infinity stones, but now that they're all acquired there's really no point for him to stay.

If he wasn't among half the universe who turned to dust at the film's end, perhaps he'll join forces with the remaining heroes to take down Thanos.

Desperate times call for desperate measures ... and allies I suppose.

You can read more about Red Skull's return here.


Was Peter Dinklage's cameo necessary?
Peter Dinklage's role was kept secret before the film's release. Justin Sullivan/Getty

Most people thought Dinklage was starring as one of the new movie's villains. But then he showed up, looking much like himself, to help Thor forge a new weapon during a huge side mission.

It seemed more distracting than anything.


Is the Infinity gauntlet all right?
It was pretty banged up near the movie's end. Marvel


When Thanos escaped Thor in Wakanda, the gauntlet was severely damaged. Even if it's wrecked, Thanos can probably fix it with a snap of his fingers.

Is Rhodey OK?
Rhodey's been through a lot. Marvel


When Thanos tossed him we were concerned he may heavily injure War Machine after his "Captain America: Civil War" accident again.

We saw him up and walking by the movie's end, so hopefully he's all right.


Has Thanos been seeing visions of Tony Stark?
How much does Thanos know about Tony? Marvel

In "Age of Ultron," Stark has a vision of the demise of the Avengers. It's been weighing on him for years. When he comes face-to-face with Thanos in "Infinity War," the Mad Titan tells him he knows Stark.

Sure, Thanos probably knows that Stark helped defeat his Chitauri army in "Avengers," but it seemed like there was something more there. Did Thanos have some grand vision of the man who may bring him down one day?


What was the one vision Doctor Strange saw where they beat Thanos?
Did Strange sacrifice himself to save the vast multiverse? Disney/Marvel


Strange says he saw 14,000,605 possible outcomes for their fight with Thanos. Out of them all, there was only one reality where they won.

Did Strange put that plan in action by giving Thanos the time stone and allowing half the universe to die? Right before he vanishes, Strange tells Tony "there was no other way," so hopefully they're on the right path.


Can Thanos only be killed by chopping off his head?
That sounds really uncharacteristic of Disney. Marvel

Thor nearly manages to kill Thanos by plunging his newly forged weapon straight into his chest. (Great job!) But it doesn't finish Thanos for good. Instead, he tells Thor he should have gone for the head.

Since Thanos has the time stone, he can easily turn back time and fix any injury he receives. That's a bit tougher if he doesn't have a head. Does that mean that's the only way the remaining Avengers will be able to defeat the Titan? Thanos may regret giving Thor that tip later.

Monday, April 16, 2018

18款牛油含基因致癌物

香港消委员会测试30款预先包装牛油、人造及相关产品,发现大部份样本标签未有准确显示营养素含量,当中近五成营养标签及声称更属严重不符。


香港消委员会测试30款预先包装牛油、人造及相关产品,发现大部份样本标签未有准确显示营养素含量,当中近五成营养标签及声称更属严重不符。

30款测试样本,包括9款牛油及16款人造牛油及涂抹酱、4款牛油和植物油脂肪混合物涂抺酱,以及1款起酥油。消委会指出,一半测试样本的营养标签数据严重失实,不少样本标示值不符合有关标签技术指引,当中银宝的Lurpak Slightly Salted Organic Spreadable Butter Blended With Vegetable Oil的钠含量为410毫克/100克,较标示的36毫克/100克高10倍。


另外,9款样本检出的反式脂肪酸含量超过标示的20%;4款标示“0”反式脂肪酸的样本,实际含量则超出指引每100克不可含多于0.3克的规定所限;个别样本的包装声称含有多种维他命成份,但营养标签上却没有相关资料。

测试又发现,18款人造牛油含有基因致癌物环氧丙醇,含量由每公斤13至640微克,含量最高的为“Sunny Meadow Spread With Canola Oil”,当中16款亦同时含污染物3-MCPD,每公斤含44至1100微克,最高含量的是“President Ambassador Salted Culinary Fat Blend”。由于环氧丙醇同时具基因毒性和致癌性,消委会提醒市民应尽量减低从食物内摄取。


据欧洲食物安全局报告结果指出,“偏高”环氧丙醇摄入量(每公斤体重摄入0.6至4.9微克),对所有年龄组别消费者健康造成的影响均值得关注,惟对于婴儿、幼儿及儿童的健康,“一般”摄入量(每公斤体重摄入0.3至2.1微克)就已值得关注。

世卫癌症研究国际机构(IARC)将环氧丙醇评为“很可能令人类患癌”的物质(group2A substance),据食安中心资料显示,基因致癌物是透过直接破坏脱氧核糖核酸(DNA)而诱发癌症。这类致癌物没有一个绝对安全的摄入量,即使少量也有可能破坏基因物质,从而增加发生癌症的机会,因此不可能厘定出一个安全参考值。

至于3-MCPD,欧洲食物安全局报告亦指,经实验动物发现,长期摄入过量的3-MCPD会损害肾脏的功能及影响雄性的生殖系统。


消委会表示,已经促请各代理商即时更改失实标签,并促政府立法规管食物中有害物质含量。

测试中含环氧丙醇牛油品牌(#为同时含3-MCPD)
● MeadowLea Original Vegetable Fat Spread
● Olive Grove Classic Mild Tasting 65% Less SaturatedFat Than Butter Edible Oil Spread /Fat Spread(#)
● I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Light Vegetable Oil spread(#)
● Sainsbury\'s Lighter Butterlicious Made with Butter milk(#)
● 花唛 Flora 轻怡植物牛油酱 Light Spread(#)
● 明治 Meiji なめらかソフト Smooth And Soft(#)
● 雪印 Snow Brand 特级植物牛油 Neo Soft Spread(#)
● 花唛 Flora 软滑植物牛油酱 Original Spread(#)
● M&S Reduced Fat Olive Oil Spread Made Using Olive Oil(#)
● Essential Waitrose Olive Spread- Reduced Fat Spread ( 45%)(#)
● Belle Premium Vegetable Fat Spread Made With Sunflower Oil(#)
● Earth Balance Organic Whipped Buttery Spread(#)
● Tesco Sunflower Spread(#)
● Sunny Meadow Spread With Canola Oil(#)
● 银宝 Lurpak Slightly Salted Organic Spreadable Butter Blended With Vegetable Oil
● President Ambassador Salted Culinary Fat Blend(#)
● Copha Vegetable Shortening Made With Coconut oil(#)
● Tablelands Butter Spread with Plant Sterols(#)


文章来源:星洲网·2018.04.16

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Top News

JANUARY
01 HKCN, 老夫子漫畫作者王家禧元旦日病逝!享年 93 歲
09 MY, 超级自由球夺年度进球 Faiz 创亚洲足坛历史!@FIFA Football Awards
23 MY, Chatime change name to TeaLive


FEBRUARY
09 MY, 豬毛刷事件 [幕後操作]
17 MY N.KR, KLIA 5秒毒殺金正男 [update] [update2]
18 MY, 新山發生恐怖致命車禍


MARCH
07 MY N.KR, Malaysians banned from leaving North Korea [Malaysia side]
10 EG, Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in Cairo
11 WORLD, Movie Beauty & The Beast 美女和野獸 controversy [HK] [RU] [TW] [MY]
12 MY, Stupid师王海边作法防朝鲜 English [ oke news in N.KR]
22 UK, London terror attack near Parliament [BBC]

APRIL
02 MY, Tanjung Malim 6 family killed deathly accident [chinese version]
03 RU, St Petersburg Metro explosion
10 US, Asian Doctor Randomly Assaulted and Removed From United Flight UA3411 [chi ver]
12 MY, Tora Aman has ceased operation
13 US, US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
18 WORLD, Game Starcraft and expansion BroodWar is now FREE
     HK, 郭富城51歲終結單身!
20 WORLD, Plastc swiped $9 million from backers and just completely vanished
27 UK, Police thwart suspected terror attack in Westminster [telegraph]


MAY
12 WORLD, WannaCry ransomware [cNet]
15 RU, Russia’s Top Religious Official Sprays Holy Water on Computers to Fend Off Ransomware Virus
18 MY, RM180,000 Brazillian tree in Terengganu dies
20 MY, 2017金视奖之场面大失控
21 UK, Manchester Arena blast [video]
24 TW, 禁止同性婚宣告違憲 台灣婚姻平權邁出重要一步 #FirstInAsia
     MY, DRB-Hicom to sell 49.9% in Proton to Geely Holding
28 MY, ‘The Star’ says sorry for its front page [photo]
30 MY, Astro电视购物直播·演示锅具途中爆炸
     MY, Mid Valley 谷中城火災 緊急疏散百人
31 AE TW, Emirates tells cabin crew to remove Taiwan flag pins
     AU, Melbourne Airport in lock down after man reportedly attempts to hijack plane MH128


JUNE
02 PH, Manila casino resort attack
03 IE, Leo Varadkar: Ireland set to have first gay PM
     UK, London Atacks
05 QA, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Doha [truth (Chinese)]
06 FR, Paris's Notre-Dame: Attacker shot outside cathedral
07 IR, Tehran's Pair of Terrorist Attacks in Iran [update]
09 TH, True Fitness close down in Thailand
10 MY, True Fitness close down in Malaysia  [truth]
     MY, Malaysia Airlines Enrich Program Devaluation
13 PA, 巴拿馬宣布與中國建交,隨即宣布與台灣斷交 【巴國大使館14日降下中華民國國旗】
14 UK, London Grenfell Tower on fire
15 MY, The Balloon Goes Up On 1MDB
18 MY, GST on food items not normally consumed by Malaysians starting 1st July 2017 [cancelled]
24 CN, 四川茂县发生山体垮塌
     NO, Penis-shaped rock formation found detached
25 AU, AirAsia X D7237 engine explosion, Perth-KL flight shakily turns back [video1] [video2]
     KE, Bridge in Kenya being built by Chinese company collapses 11 days after president's visit
27 CN, 中國南方航空 CZ380 婦在登機途中向飛機引擎拋撒大量硬幣,導致客機故障。
     树大有枯枝,人多有白痴。哪怕没读书,也该看电视。
     CN, 手滑跌碎135萬玉鐲,大媽當場嚇暈
     PK, Malindo Air OD132 which left Lahore was diverted to Delhi due to an engine issue.

Monday, July 17, 2017

泰火車軌道測硬幣耐壓度 3萬網民要美籍網紅滾蛋

網民要他滾出泰國

Nate個人面子書



Nate把硬幣放在火車軌道上測試耐壓度


近日,久居泰國的美國籍網紅Nate,把放硬幣讓火車碾看哪國的硬幣最耐壓的事件持續發酵,泰國網民甚至在網上發起了將Nate驅逐出境的投票,目前已有超過3萬人支持。

Nate在YouTube上開設賬號MY MATE NATE,常常發佈一些惡搞視頻,包括用1600枚士丹硬幣去7-11買東西、把貓綁在氣球上、測試泰國人的英語水平等一些涉嫌違反泰國法律和不尊重泰國人的視頻。泰國網民認為Nate作為一名網紅,發佈的視頻內容容易對青少年造成不良影響,對社會安全造成一定威脅,因此希望有關部門取消其簽證驅逐出境。


對於Nate把硬幣放在火車軌道上測試耐壓度一事,泰國國家鐵路局將於周日(16日)對其進行傳喚,因為Nate的行為涉嫌違法泰國相關法律規定。

Nate知道闖禍後,已將視頻刪除。

Nate日前在YouTube上傳貓蠍大戰,吸引超過160萬人次瀏覽,他在影片中為貓咪和蠍子的動作配上打鬥聲,看見貓咪被攻擊還大笑,最後宣布蠍子是這次打鬥的贏家。這段影片已經激怒了泰國愛貓協會,他們將會提告,希望給予Nate嚴厲制裁。

Thursday, July 13, 2017

上网申请领取EPF来付房贷只需2天

雇员公积金局宣布,该局成功提升了电子提款服务(e-pengeluaran),不仅让客户可以提出网上申请,直接将款项汇入客户的银行户头,以申领公积金支付房屋贷款为例,过去需要9天时间来处理,如今通过电子提款服务则大幅度缩减至2天。

过去的提款申请需要9天时间来处理,从提出银行账单开始,直到申请获批准为止;然而,若是使用电子提款服务,这项服务则只需2天就能完成,会员就可以提出公积金款项来支付房屋贷款。

这项改进让会员节省了时间,一旦获得银行批准,会员只需到公积金局办事处核对指纹资料即可,而一切与银行往来的纪录也将电子化,一般上银行只需2天就可做出回覆。

另外,会员也可通过电子提款便利提款,以支付教育费,这项服务是从2015年12月开始的,意味着会员除了可提款缴付房屋贷款,也可充作教育费。

除了提款,会员也可善用网络便利查询户头款项,这是为了顺应时代所需而做出的改变。

截止去年12月31日,该局共接获26万4000宗电子提款申请,其中13万2772宗申请是用来缴付房屋贷款,13万613宗申请则是用来支付教育费;公积金局批准了其中12万411宗申请,3万3364宗申请是用来支付房贷,8万7612宗申请则是用来支付教育费。

Do the EPF 'Nomination' Thing Before It's Too Late

A new policy has been introduced to make the process of nominating beneficiaries easier.

Latest statistics show that there's still a huge chunk of Malaysians that have yet to make EPF nominations

As it stands, about 10.6 million people or 73% of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members have yet to make a nomination, which means that they have no beneficiary for their accounts and savings in the event of their death.

The EPF Board has yet to make nomination a compulsory matter but all members have been urged to get it done as soon as possible.



Why should a member make a nomination?

In the case of a Muslim member, the person(s) named in the EPF Nomination will receive the savings of the deceased member as administrator (Wasi), who will bear the responsibility to distribute the savings in accordance with the Faraid Law. Faraid Law refers to the Islamic laws concerning inheritance and distribution.

Meanwhile, a nomination would allow Non-Muslim members to name the actual rightful beneficiary or beneficiaries of their savings.

Members are encouraged to make a nomination to facilitate and expedite the process of transferring the EPF savings to the nominee upon the death of an EPF member. If a member fails to make a nomination for his or her EPF savings, the beneficiary will have to go through a lengthy and tedious process of claiming the savings from EPF.

According to EPF, the savings of a deceased will still be kept under the deceased member's name until a next-of-kin claims the savings through the current Death Withdrawal and 'No Nomination' process and procedures.

If a deceased member fails to make a nomination, the family members may need to fork out a large sum of money just to claim the hard-earned savings

It is still possible to apply for a Death Withdrawal if a deceased member did not make a nomination, but, the EPF Board would require the next-of-kin to produce supporting documents such as legal papers which could be costly and time-consuming.

"I have come across cases where EPF nominations were not made and it became a nightmare for their families who had to undergo a lengthy legal process to get the money out," Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations secretary-general Datuk Paul Selvaraj was quoted as saying by The Star Online.


According to the EPF Act 1991, leaving a written will by naming the beneficiary of a member's EPF savings will not be taken into consideration

Only an official nomination submitted to the EPF branch will be taken into account and processed accordingly to be kept in EPF's records.

To make matters easier, the EPF board has introduced a new procedure to allow members to make a nomination without the need of a witness. Previously, a member needed a witness present with them at the EPF branch to submit a nomination.

Starting from 1 January 2017, a member will only need to provide the required documentation as proof to make a nomination instead of having a witness with them.



EFP also offers a one-off death benefit worth RM2,500 to a deceased member's next-of-kin


As a gesture of compassion, the EPF Board offers RM2,500 to any of the deceased member's dependents (widow, widower, children or mother/father).

Here are some conditions to take note of when applying for the death benefit:
  1. The member must be a Malaysian citizen (including Permanent Resident) OR Non-Malaysian members who registered with the EPF before 1 August 1998
  2. The member passed away before reaching the age of 55
  3. Application must be made within six (6) months of the member's date of death 
  4. The member still has savings when the withdrawal application is made

Back in 2015, it was revealed that money allocated, which comes from EPF's investment earnings, would be kept for annual dividend distribution to all members in the event that a next-of-kin is not qualified to claim the death benefit.





How do you make a nomination?

A nomination can be made in two simple steps:
  1. Fill in the KWSP 4 Form accordingly.
  2. Submit the form personally to the nearest EPF office. 
or just go to the nearest KWSP / EPF office and get the form there and fill up on the spot


What you need to bring:
  1. A copy of your own MyKAD **a must, no photostat copy needed
  2. A copy of identification document for each nominee such as MyKad, or Birth Certificate.
  3. The completed Nomination Application Form (KWSP 4). 
just fill up the nomination column (FULL NAME and ID NUMBERS, PERCENTAGE) & make sure there's no error

If you've already made a nomination, make sure that the details are accurate and updated by checking at:
  1. The counter at any EPF branch
  2. The EPF's website using your EPF i-Akaun
For more information, visit the EPF website to learn more about Nomination and Death Withdrawal.


If you've not made a nomination yet, do it immediately! Don't forget to share this with your family and friends.


Learn more about what you can do with your EPF savings here:
Settling PTPTN Debts And 6 Other Things You Can Do With Your EPF Money
This is how you can make pre-retirement withdrawals as an EPF member.

Friday, June 30, 2017

If You Are Using This Toothpaste… Throw It Away Immediately!


The FDA has just issued a warning this week noting that they will be putting a ban on triclosan—a common antibacterial agent used in soaps, detergents, toys, cosmetics, and toothpaste. Apparently, the chemical poses a high-degree of health risks and side effects.

Colgate Total is just one of many products that list triclosan as an active ingredient.

“Based on scientific evidence, the balance of benefit and risk is favorable for these products,” Andrea Fischer, an FDA Spokesperson, said of the announcement.

“The dangers of triclosan (and a related antibacterial chemical, triclocarban) are many,” the Natural Resource Defense Council said in a statement. “For starters, it’s an endocrine disruptor, meaning it interferes with important hormone functions, which can directly affect the brain in addition to our immune and reproductive systems.”

“Specifically, the chemical disturbs thyroid, testosterone, and estrogen regulation, which can create a host of issues including early puberty, poor sperm quality, infertility, obesity, and cancer,” the statement continues. “Studies have also shown it can lead to impaired learning and memory, exacerbate allergies, and weaken muscle function. The impacts of prolonged exposure during fetal development, infancy, and childhood can be particularly severe, resulting in permanent damage.”

Please pass this information on and be sure to go through your toiletries.

source: http://womandailytips.com/breaking-if-you-are-using-this-toothpaste-throw-it-away-immediately/