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What's really in soap? Study finds harmful chemicals

What's really in soap? Study finds harmful chemicals

New study reveals a popular antibacterial chemical found in common personal care products such as soap and deodorant may be harmful to nursing babies.

A decades-old chemical found in most deodorant and antibacterial bar soaps could be harmful to nursing babies when mom uses it, according to a new University of Tennessee study conducted in rats.The study, unveiled at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in June, found that when female rats were fed triclocarban (TCC)— a ubiquitous bactericide found in antibacterial bar soap, deodorant and wipes—pups who nursed from them gained less weight and were significantly less li

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