Levels of controversial soap chemical rise

时间:2019-03-06 10:19:01166网络整理admin

LEVELS of a controversial anti-bacterial additive present in the urine of people in the US jumped by over 40 per cent in two years. Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data on the levels of 212 chemicals in 2400 volunteers in the US. The average amount of triclosan, a chemical added to soaps and toothpastes to kill fungi and bacteria, had increased from 13 micrograms per litre of urine in 2003-4 to 18.5 μg/l in 2005-6. Although triclosan can reduce levels of thyroid hormones in animals,