28 Nov '14, 6pm

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient Triclosan Shown to Cause Liver Cancer in Mice

” has become a trusted catchword in recent years, synonymous with cleanliness and immaculate hygiene—but studies are showing that these products are doing more harm than good. Triclosan , the key ingredient in antibacterial dish detergents, gel hand sanitizers , toothpastes, and hand soaps, has been proven to cause liver cancer in mice, effectively transforming this vital, blood-cleansing organ into a lump of scar tissue. Tests on human subjects have shown that it’s present in the urine of 75 percent of people involved in the study, and in the breast milk of 97 percent of the lactating female subjects… so what does that mean for our long-term health?

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