Soap and toothpaste ingredient may be linked to liver tumors and fibrosis
Cleaning yourself to death?
-Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice
-Study suggests triclosan may do its damage by interfering with the constitutive androstane receptor, a protein responsible for detoxifying (clearing away) foreign chemicals in the body. To compensate for this stress, liver cells proliferate and turn fibrotic over time. Repeated triclosan exposure and continued liver fibrosis eventually promote tumor formation.
*Published Nov. 17 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
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