Chemical widely used in antibacterial hand soaps may impair muscle function

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 19:30 in Health & Medicine

Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical widely used in hand soaps and other personal-care products, hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level, slows swimming in fish and reduces muscular strength in mice, according to new research. Researchers call for regulatory agencies to reconsider its use.

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