Health Dangers in Antibacterial Soap
By Dr. Ben
are still using antibacterial soap that contains a compound called
triclosan, I hope that a brilliant study published in the journal,
Aquatic Toxicology will persuade you to consider switching to the
plainest bar of soap that you can find.
Researchers have discovered that exposure to triclosan can cause significant
disruption to the endocrine system, a finding that has countless and
serious health implications.
The study found that triclosan - at concentrations found in North
American streams - can disrupt thyroid hormone function in bullfrogs,
which can lead to:
disturbing about this discovery is that the hormone signaling mechanisms
that triclosan disrupts is virtually identical in frogs and humans.
activity in the brain of genes linked with uncontrolled cell growth
Could this be another reason why we have an ever increasing number of
children who experience puberty far earlier than can be considered healthy?
The bottom line: antimicrobial household products that contain triclosan
should be avoided by everyone, but particularly by pregnant women and
Not only do we need to ensure that these products don't have a place
in our homes, we need to be proactive in having them removed from our
schools, community centers, and other public facilities.
The original study is entitled Triclosan Effects Thyroid Hormone-Regulated
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