Germ-killing Chemicals Common in Pregnant Women, Newborns

August 10th, 2014, in Toxins in Children

Triclosan and triclocarban, germ-killing chemicals commonly used in antibacterial products such as hand sanitizer and soap, have been found in newborns. These chemicals have endocrine-disrupting capabilities and have been reported to add to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, disrupt development of the brain and reproductive system and accumulate in plants and animals.

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