"Citrus Blueberry Swirl." "Tangelo Orange Twist." "Sugar Lemon Fizz."
Welcome to a teenager's bathroom.
Bath & Body Works is offering its customers, many of whom are teenage girls, antibacterial soaps with summertime scents…and triclosan, a toxic antimicrobial chemical that accumulates in our bodies and in lakes, rivers and wildlife. This commonly used pesticide is also linked to the rise of "superbugs" – antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Umm, gross.
To add insult to injury, triclosan isn't any more effective than regular soap and water.
That's why we're telling Bath & Body Works, which uses triclosan in an array of its body care products (the tagline: "spread love, not germs"), to phase out triclosan and protect its customers from exposure to toxic chemicals.
Major companies, like Colgate Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson, have recently agreed to eliminate triclosan from some of their products. Surely Bath & Body Works can stop its use of triclosan, too.
Use our sample letter below to tell Bath & Body Works' CEO: "Stop using toxic triclosan in your products." Your letter is even more meaningful if you personalize it.