We all use antibacterial soaps at some point of our lives, and many use them regularly. They are believed to fight germs and bacteria, but they are loaded with harmful chemicals, many of which lead to cancer.
-Namely, recent research has found that triclosan, a dangerous chemical ingredient which supports cancer cells, are dominant in beauty care products, including antibacterial soaps.
-The effects of this harmful chemical on the hormonal system have been found in a research conducted in South Korea at the National University and the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology. The lead researcher was Kyung-Chul Choi who worked together with a team of colleagues from Chungbuk.
-They have found that it is a hormone disruptor, which imitates estrogen and has detrimental adverse effects on the function and production of other hormones, such as testosterone.
-Moreover, triclosan has been found to cause breast cancer, since it negatively affects the endocrine system and leads to an abnormal cellular formation.
-Animal tests were carried out by the researchers and it was discovered that the EDCs were very high in both daily and long-term exposure. Furthermore, research has shown that octyl phenol is also another antibacterial ingredient which leads to abnormal cellular growth.
-Therefore, the combination of these two ingredients promotes abnormal cell growth.
-Many studies have linked triclosan and triclocarban directly to numerous health conditions and ailments, like skin irritations, antibiotic and bacteria resistance, endocrine disruptions, and many others.
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