A study at ASU university in Phoenix, AZ, just released an important study they have recently finished. It has to do with a product that we all have in our homes and how it could be dangerous to pregnant women. It may be exposing the women and their fetus to harmful chemicals.
It seems soaps and other products that have the label “anti-bacterial” have two compounds: Triclosan and Triclocarban.
Both compounds were found in urine in every pregnant women they tested and even worse, triclosan also showed up in more than half the samples of umbilical cord blood taken from the mothers, indicating that the chemical is reaching some fetuses from the mother using these products.
Triclosan and triclocarban are used in more than 2,000 everyday consumer products, including toothpastes, soaps, detergents, carpets, paints, school supplies and toys, the researchers noted.
Experts have stated that there is growing evidence that these types of compounds can cause developmental and reproductive problems.
Your best bet is to check the labels when buying everyday items from toothpaste to detergents and even the cosmetics you use on your face everyday.
The researchers have stated that regular soap without the antibacterial label will do just as good of a job to kill bacteria and clean your hands.