Cleaners and Hormonal Irregularities


In a study done by UC Davis, researchers found that an antibacterial chemical that is added to many household products may be causing havoc with our hormones. One of the health problems that is being linked to these synthetic chemicals is reproductive failure.

The study looked at hormone reactions when interacting with the antibacterial compound, “triclocarbon.” In this study they found that when triclocarbon was introduced and given to rats, their testosterone levels dramatically increased.

Triclocarbons are found in many commonly used products such as lotions, wipes, detergents, bar soaps and body washes. They do say that more studies need to be done to further confirm their findings. But in the meantime, researchers from UC Davis believe that these conclusions can be used to help explain the increase in some previously unexplained reproductive problems.

 

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