Already under scrutiny after several surveys targeted its safety, Triclocarban, a preservative used in washing gels and deodorants, is once more warned against.
The scientists measured human urine concentrations 0−72 h after showering with a commercial bar soap containing 0.6 % of
and found evidence that the absorption of the chemical increased along the frequency of exposure. Confirming the biological consequences of this continuous exposure, an in vitro inhibition of enzyme activity due this
As a conclusion, the study calls for further investigation the effects of long-term exposure to Triclocarban , as the chemical has been shown to inhibit enzyme function in vitro.
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