"Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent of broad-spectrum and one of the most common additives used in a wide range of consumer products, from kitchenware to toys. Studies have also found traces of the chemical in 97 percent of breast milk samples from lactating women and in the urine of nearly three-quarters of people tested. Triclosan is also common in the environment, being one of the seven most-frequently detected compounds in streams across the US."
How much do you hate bacteria? Is cancer better? Seems you don't have a choice since this stuff is everywhere now. This article is in response to a study by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America that revealed Triclosan promotes tumors in the liver. Apparently it is of no better than regular soap for cleaning. Padding the clientele of the cancer industrial complex on the other hand... It is even in toys and used to clean surgical tools!
I use Dr. Bronner's soap religiously, fair trade, hemp castille based and organic! There are a dozen or so different essential oil types available and a plain one if the oils are too harsh.
Triclosan is also in toothpaste, but the article claims it is insignificant amounts and should not pose danger. If it has fluoride in it though, get a legit toothpaste like Tea Tree Therapy Toothpaste. A study found this contaminate is found in sewage plant treated water at levels of 75%.