UT study: Chemical in antibacterial soaps may harm nursing babies

Contact: Lola Alapo lalapo@utk.edu 865-974-3993 University of Tennessee at Knoxville KNOXVILLE—A mother’s prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of…

Chemical in antibacterial soap fed to nursing rats harms offspring

Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery jgingery@endocrine.org 301-941-0240 The Endocrine Society   SAN FRANCISCO—- A mother’s exposure to triclocarban, a common antibacterial chemical, while nursing her babies shortens the life of her female offspring, a new study in rats finds. The results were presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Commonly used…

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps ” When exposed to sunlight, triclosan and its chlorinated derivatives form dioxins “

Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes University of Minnesota study raises new questions about use of triclosan Contacts: Rhonda Zurn, College of Science and Engineering, rzurn@umn.edu, (612) 626-7959 Matt Hodson, University News Service, mjhodson@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (01/22/2013) —When people wash their hands with antibacterial…

Triclosan in cosmetics and personal care products can increase allergy risk

Contact: Julie Johansen julie.johansen@fhi.no Norwegian Institute of Public Health Triclosan – an antibacterial chemical found in toothpaste and other products – can contribute to an increased risk of allergy development in children. This comes from the Norwegian Environment and Childhood Asthma Study, in which the Norwegian Institute of Public Health is involved. Similar results are…

Triclosan in (Anti-Bacterial Soap, Toothpaste etc..)– Harmful to Ecological Status of Rivers: Ranked sixth as one of the most particularly harmful substances in Europe

Triclosan — Harmful to Ecological Status of Rivers — Needs to Be Monitored, Researchers Say It is intended that the list of priority substances that have to be monitored by the authorities in Europe will be extended from its current 33 to 45 substances. The chemical triclosan is not one of these new candidates however.…

New study links fate of personal care products to environmental pollution and human health concerns: Triclosan

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer joseph.caspermeyer@asu.edu 480-727-0369 Arizona State University Parental concerns in maintaining germ-free homes for their children have led to an ever-increasing demand and the rapid adoption of anti-bacterial soaps and cleaning agents. But the active ingredients of those antiseptic soaps now have come under scrutiny by the EPA and FDA, due to both environmental…

Plain soap as effective as antibacterial but without the risk – Triclosan no more effective a soap

Contact: Laura Bailey baileylm@umich.edu 734-647-1848 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps and, in fact, may render some common antibiotics less effective, says a University of Michigan public health professor. In the first known comprehensive analysis of whether antibacterial soaps work better than plain soaps, Allison Aiello of…

ASU study finds antimicrobials from personal care products in statewide survey of Minnesota’s rivers and lakes – triclosan

Highlights First statewide U.S. survey finds antimicrobial compounds present in sediments of Minnesota’s rivers, creeks and lakes Personal care product active ingredients triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) detected in all samples takenupstreamanddownstreamof wastewater treatment plants Among the two known endocrine disruptors monitored, triclocarban was more abundant than triclosan Study adds tobody of scientific work calling…

Lipstick chemical alert: Ingredient in hundreds of household products ’causes heart problems’ -Triclosan

By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED:19:56 EST, 13  August 2012| UPDATED:07:52 EST, 14 August 2012 chemical commonly used in lipsticks, face  washes and toothpaste may cause heart and muscle problems, according to  scientists. They found triclosan, which is in hundreds of  household products, can hinder the process by which  muscles, including the  heart, receive signals from the…