Superfund Research Program

September 2022

Two hands, under the sink

Funded by SRP, a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego found evidence that newborn mice can be exposed to the antibacterial chemical triclosan during lactation, resulting in significant fat build up in their liver — an early sign of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

The team further discovered mechanisms that have an important role in NAFLD progression and may provide a basis on which to develop potential therapies for toxicant-associated liver disease, the authors noted.

Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.