Superfund Research Program
Researchers funded by NIEHS found that newborn mice can be exposed to the antibacterial chemical triclosan through breastmilk, leading to increased liver disease risk. According to the authors, these findings are relevant because liver disease in children is escalating in the U.S., with a limited mechanistic understanding.
Triclosan, commonly found in medical-grade antibacterial soaps and some personal care products, is associated with numerous health concerns, including endocrine disruption, antimicrobial drug resistance, and liver disease.
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