Antimicrobial Soap Ingredient Linked To Liver Disease...so what's the alternative??

It's always important to wash your hands after any encounter, be it the stylus to sign for your credit card, signing the UPS DIAD (Delivery Information Acquisition Device - bet you didn't know that one!!)  shaking hands, whatever!






But a new study found that regular exposure to large doses of triclosan—a common antimicrobial ingredient in soaps and toothpaste,  is a liver tumor promoter.  It can aggravate liver fibrosis and tumors in mice. Robert Tukey of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine was senior author of the study’s paper, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Triclosan’s increasing detection in environmental samples and its increasingly broad use in consumer products may overcome its moderate benefit and present a very real risk of liver toxicity for people, as it does in mice, particularly when combined with other compounds with similar action,” Tukey said in a press release. The researchers recommend investigating possible liver toxicity due to triclosan in human tissues.

 The researchers report that traces of triclosan can readily be detected in the breast milk of nursing mothers, as well as in urine samples from 75% of adults. 
“We could reduce most human and environmental exposures by eliminating uses of triclosan that are high volume, but of low benefit, such as inclusion in liquid hand soaps,” co-author Bruce Hammock of UC Davis added. “

We have a choice to use a moisturizing hand sanitizer 
without Triclosan and other 
environmentally safe personal care products for our family and our planet, 


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1 comment:

  1. Now you got me thinking, how many hundreds of hands touch that signature thingy! EWwwwww!!!

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