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Controversial UC Davis Study on Triclosan's Alleged Danger to Humans

11:19 AM MDT | August 15, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

A recent report published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) links triclosan, a common chemical in antibacterial soap, to diminished performance in isolated muscle cells in mice and fish. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) says the findings are distorted, and that the test subjects were overdosed. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), School of Veterinary Medicine, linked triclosan to impaired heart and skeletal muscle contraction in mice and to slowed swimming in fish. ACI...

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