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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.

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KEYWORDS: antibacterial; chemicals; publichealth; soap; toxic; triclosan
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Smokin' Joe

FYI


61 posted on 08/14/2012 5:02:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: carriage_hill

I grew up in dirt. You need some germs to keep your body alert and always on the lookout. Why do for it what it can very well do for itself.

I see these soaps that say, “Kills 99.99% of germs” and think, “What’s the point?” We gotta be perfectionists in everything? Only a surgeon needs to be that clean.

I use soap so I don’t get dirt on my clean, white shirt. I’m not trying to kill anything. Just take off the dirt.


62 posted on 08/14/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Squantos
I'm taking Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap with me backpacking this next week.


63 posted on 08/14/2012 5:32:18 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Third Person
This also works very well...


64 posted on 08/14/2012 5:34:01 PM PDT by Third Person (A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Agreed. Why is it only newer products and chemicals that are singled out for so much scrutiny? This reminds me of the nitrate scare in the 70s. I worked with a lady who stopped bringing baloney sandwiches for lunch because she was spooked by the latest chemical bad guy. I told her that the 2 packs of cigs she smoked every day were going to get her long before the nitrates would.

Most of what passes for science these days is bogus. Any clown who can get a grant (and they are usually provided by government that loves a chance to scare people and issue more regulations) can put together a slip-shod study.


65 posted on 08/14/2012 5:49:32 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: carriage_hill

If all these chemicals are so toxic, why are we living longer than ever? It’s nonsense.


66 posted on 08/14/2012 5:50:35 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Born to Conserve

Phisohex mentioned on Seinfeld in the David Putty germophobe episode.


67 posted on 08/14/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: carriage_hill

Where is mah monah? Sue, sue, sue, oh lawdy I been hurt by them kyamkuls! Seriously, what do you expect from poisons found in everyday items, including “food”?


68 posted on 08/14/2012 5:58:59 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Born to Conserve

PhisoHex was awesome.
I used to have a real acne problem and that cleared it up 98%
I was p*ssed when the friggin’ govt took it off the market.


69 posted on 08/14/2012 6:04:14 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sawdring

It’s good soap. I used it almost my whole career in the military and still do. Easy to pack, multi-purpose body soap. Small nalgene bottle will last for a year. Only takes a few drops. I still use it. Almond and or peppermint is what we buy.

Enjoy the trip !


70 posted on 08/14/2012 6:22:48 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: primrose

***Breaking***

There is a new study just published in PNAS linking the exposure of “good old lye soap” with muscle function impairments which in turn increase muscle contractions and has the potential to contribute to MPD (multiple posting dysfunction).


71 posted on 08/14/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Sawdring; Squantos

The BEST stuff ever!!! I like the peppermint the most and been using it (backpacking, camping, and daily use) for at least 22 or 23 years. They’d better never find something toxic in there :0)


72 posted on 08/14/2012 7:04:41 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: carriage_hill

I forget..is dry milk good or bad for you?

Otherwise, can someone tell me why there are 80 and 90 year olds all over the place. They didn’t eat organic. They lived in houses with lead paint and lead pipes. They drink drank fresh cow milk. They breathed secondhand smoke. They cooked with lard. They drove around in death traps. Ate transfats...Many of them didn’t attend college. Some didn’t even graduate from Highschool...ect ect...???


73 posted on 08/14/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: Borax Queen

Oh we’d be dead already the way we use it past and present.....:o)

Hope yer well... Stay safe


74 posted on 08/14/2012 7:22:08 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: carriage_hill

Are the triclosan producers owned by the viagra producers??? Inquiring minds want to know!!


75 posted on 08/14/2012 7:24:00 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: Third Person

Used that stuff for sports eqpt. from the school. Available at Walmart, too.


76 posted on 08/14/2012 7:31:11 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: bgill

Thanks for the link.

Nothing I use is on that list. I like Safeguard, which contains triclocarban, but that’s not indicated as dangerous.


77 posted on 08/14/2012 7:34:36 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: scan59

ping to you


78 posted on 08/14/2012 7:35:06 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: HiTech RedNeck

TMI!


79 posted on 08/14/2012 7:53:59 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Red Badger

I’ve had a heck of a time finding lye soap. I found some Octagon soap over a month ago at Big Lots, but it sold out quickly. Wal-mart carries Naptha soap in the laundry aisle.


80 posted on 08/14/2012 8:01:01 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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