New Research on Antibacterial Hand Soaps

Chemical widely used in antibacterial hand soaps may impair muscle function

Article from UCDavis News & Information

August 13, 2012

Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical widely used in hand soaps and other personal-care products, hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level, slows swimming in fish and reduces muscular strength in mice, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Colorado. The findings appear online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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Click here to read abstract of findings in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences Please note this article is written in highly technical language

 


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