Skip to comments.Chemical in many antibacterial soaps linked with impaired muscle function
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 chemicals 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.
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I remember every hospital and Dr’s office had that stuff, in the 70s/80s. All of a sudden, gone...
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..
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.
Gee, uh, thanks for that info.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We use Dr Bonners hippie soap made from unobtanium and environmentally safe by products from wind energy....or so they claim.
bump for later
That’s great stuff....
Carbolic soap...it still works.
I use Ivory soap... 99.44% pure.
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