Research: Hand Soap Chemical "Triclosan" Negatively Affects Muscular Contractions

Tagged: Off Topic, Poisoning, Science, Soap, Toothpaste, Triclosan
Source: Daily Tech - Read the full article
Posted: 2 years 1 week ago

"Animal models were used to show reduced skeletal and cardiac muscle contractions after exposure to triclosan a chemical commonly found in hand soaps (among other household products) has been found to be harmful to both humans and the environment. The chemical is called triclosan, and it's a chemical that can be found in hand soaps, toothpastes, mouthwash, deodorants, clothes, bedding, carpets, toys, etc. It was introduced 40 years ago to prevent bacterial infections in hospitals. Over time, it has been used more and more for household purposes..."

 

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Tivon
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For those of you that use hand sanitizers, you might want to check the label and use one with the tried and true alcohol without Triclosan. Also there have been reports on the internet that claim Triclosan + Chlorinated Water = Chloroform!

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