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By: Bob Smith

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:54:22 +0000

The information about the Thyme Oil active ingredient is incorrect, it is Thymol which is identified as moderately toxic by the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database and highly toxic by the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) The PAN lists it as a Bad Actor ... PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. Also the company says the product meets FDA requirements. When I contacted the FDA they indicated that they don't regard Thymol as an effective antiseptic or sanitizer, particularly at the levels found in CleanWell and based on their Tenative Final Monograph, hand sanitizers containing Thyme Oil (Thymol) face regulatory action. As far as Children indicates that there is no safe exposure level for Thymol identified for Children or Adults. Saying something is Natural does not mean it is SAFE.

By: Safe school supplies 2010 « greener, healthier living

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 02:58:47 +0000

[...] 4. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Kids and alcohol just don’t mix, so opt for something safer such as CleanWell Hand Sanitizer. [...]

By: Dimitry

Thu, 05 Nov 2009 20:34:25 +0000

Good article, thanks for the review! I would like to point out an inaccuracy though: You state " In fact, the over use of antibiotics and antibacterial products cases viruses to mutate creating superbugs and strains that are resistant to medication." Correction: Viruses are not bacteria, antibiotics and antibacterial products have no effect on them (unless they are antiviral), and therefore cannot cause them to mutate. -D

By: Sarah Montgomery

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 19:55:45 +0000

Oh my god, I love this stuff. I ordered a few travel size bottles ... and always keep one in my purse, in my car, and in my gym bag. I will never use that nasty, toxin ridden gel again. This stuff may as well be perfume!

By: alohamama2008

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 02:03:08 +0000

Thanks for sharing! I just ordered some products from Cleanwell and I can't wait to use them. I have 2 children and I'm also concerned with the use of Triclosan. If you don't mind, I'm adding a link to my blog.