This of course would not bode well for people who are suffering from bacterial infections. Every year hundreds of people die as a result of bacterial infections in the United States, but it would be in the thousands if it weren’t for antibiotic treatment.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports a new study that has presented information surrounding a potentially dangerous ingredient in antibacterial soap.
Due to the ongoing concern about antibacterial soap, as well as other items with triclosan in them, the EPA has decided to step up its review process for this chemical. The examination was supposed to take place in 2023, but instead it will begin in 2013.
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a closer look at antibacterial soap due to the mounting evidence from studies on triclosan. Although antibacterial soap was initially thought to be a great way to fight bacteria, scientists now believe it could damage the skin, heart, immune system, and endocrine systems.
One of the most startling questions to date is whether triclosan disrupts the endocrine system and helps to create bacteria that are resistant to current day antibiotics. Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione says, “This of course would not bode well for people who are suffering from bacterial infections. Every year hundreds of people die as a result of bacterial infections in the United States, but it would be in the thousands if it weren’t for antibiotic treatment.”
Countless studies have been conducted; the evidence has even been brought to the attention of U.S President Barack Obama. The University of California along with the University of Colorado conducted a study that concluded tricolsan in antibacterial soap impairs muscle function; other studies have shown it has been detected in waterways and aquatic organisms, as well as human blood, urine and breast milk.
In some test tube experiments triclosan made it very difficult for heart muscle cells and skeletal muscle fibers to contract. Protein tests were also carried out in relation to heart function and the results were poor, leading researchers to believe that the chemical could cause cardiac muscle failure.
The U.S Food and Drug Administration take a different stance on antibacterial soap. They say it isn’t currently “known to be hazardous to humans”. They are saying that they aren’t convinced that there is enough evidence to recommend changing the use of consumer products that contain triclosan.
(SOURCE: “U.S. Food and Drug Administration”, Triclosan: What Consumers Should Know, July 17, 2012)
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