Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Chemical in many antibacterial soaps linked with impaired muscle function
FoxNews.com ^ | Thursday, August 14, 2012 | Loren Grush

Posted on 08/14/2012 11:46:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Introduced in the 1970s, the compound triclosan has become an increasingly popular ingredient in many antibacterial soaps and other personal-care items, such as deodorants and mouthwashes. However, as the chemical’s popularity continues to grow, a recent report has raised concerns about some frightening risks that triclosan could pose to public health.

A new study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" has revealed that exposure to triclosan is linked with muscle function impairments in humans and mice, as well as slowing the swimming of fish. By reducing contractions in both cardiac and skeletal muscles, the chemical has the potential to contribute to heart disease and heart failure.

(Added bold emphasis is mine...)

The researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Colorado decided to examine the possible effects of triclosan due to recent literature raising health concerns about the chemical, as well as substantial increases in its production.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antibacterial; chemicals; publichealth; soap; toxic; triclosan
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-91 next last
To: Born to Conserve

I remember every hospital and Dr’s office had that stuff, in the 70s/80s. All of a sudden, gone...


41 posted on 08/14/2012 2:22:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: chaos_5

Post #40:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2918436/posts?page=40#40


42 posted on 08/14/2012 2:24:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
At the risk of getting "ethnic", what is this obsession with germs? It seems to run mostly (originally anyway) with "white" people (or "anglos").

We've become a country of Howard Hughes's.

There is evidence that seems to show that the LACK of germs in our society now is causing problems all its own.

Everything in moderation..

43 posted on 08/14/2012 2:39:02 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

It destroys MRSA, and MRSA cannot become resistant to it. Most drug stores have it alongside the iodine and peroxide. It’s available as a wipe as well.


44 posted on 08/14/2012 2:42:03 PM PDT by Third Person (A man's got to know his limitations.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck
Bath soap that contains it keeps me from getting zits on the rear

Gee, uh, thanks for that info.

45 posted on 08/14/2012 2:46:44 PM PDT by GnL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Well, I reviewed the list of products that contain triclosan and I have used many of them over the years. Recently I have been diagnosed with “stiff heart syndrome” which, basically, means that my heart muscle is impaired and not flexible and, thus, does not pump blood out. My prognosis is not good. My doc said my heart does not relax, and that stress might have caused the problem, so he told me to try to remove all stress from my life,LOL. But, I wonder what I do about this news besides discussing it with him who will probably say it is a “non issue.” I wonder if I can get a test of some sort to see if I have a significant accumulation of this chemical in my blood/body.


46 posted on 08/14/2012 2:55:26 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paradox

Post #40:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2918436/posts?page=40#40

The FDA and HHS have made this country a nation of wimps. I agree.

I saw the ‘cardiac warning’, and thought of numerous FReepers who have that issue, and posted it more for them. My immune system and antibodies are A1 since childhood in the 50s, when we got every sickness on-purpose, and built-up resistance to everything, including kryptonite! Heh.


47 posted on 08/14/2012 2:55:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: CitizenM

I’m so sorry to hear about your medical problem, CM. I truly hope you can find/do something to reverse it, or at least prolong the precious time you have. It’s worth asking about blood/tissue tests to see if that might be a contributing factor. I’ll say a prayer for you, FRiend.


48 posted on 08/14/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

Thank you. It is not reversible. It was a shock, I thought I might have a blockage, something that would have been an easy fix. Surprise. But, thanks for posting this timely (for me) report. I don’t mean to tie up the thread with my situation.


49 posted on 08/14/2012 3:26:51 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

We use Dr Bonners hippie soap made from unobtanium and environmentally safe by products from wind energy....or so they claim.

BTTT....


50 posted on 08/14/2012 4:23:54 PM PDT by Squantos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: momincombatboots

Agreed.

BTTT


51 posted on 08/14/2012 4:31:09 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: bgill

bump for later


52 posted on 08/14/2012 4:37:09 PM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Third Person

That’s great stuff....


53 posted on 08/14/2012 4:38:51 PM PDT by Squantos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill; Red Badger

Carbolic soap...it still works.


54 posted on 08/14/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
You said it,i have been useing good old lye soap for years,love it,it really works well on the laundry to.
55 posted on 08/14/2012 4:59:03 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

I use Ivory soap... 99.44% pure.


56 posted on 08/14/2012 4:59:13 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
You said it,i have been useing good old lye soap for years,love it,it really works well on the laundry to.
57 posted on 08/14/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
You said it,i have been useing good old lye soap for years,love it,it really works well on the laundry to.
58 posted on 08/14/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
You said it,i have been useing good old lye soap for years,love it,it really works well on the laundry to.
59 posted on 08/14/2012 4:59:34 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
You said it,i have been useing good old lye soap for years,love it,it really works well on the laundry to.
60 posted on 08/14/2012 4:59:40 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-91 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson