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Antibacterial Soap Causes Liver Cancer
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutrtionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - 01/13/2015
Triclosan, the antibacterial soap, caused liver damage and accelerated liver cancer
Tricolsan is a very popular synthetic broad spectrum antibacterial soap. Tricolsan is washed
down the drain and gets into the water system. It is frequently found in human body fluids in people that don’t use
any antibacterial soaps. Triclosan concerns include hormone disruptor and impaired muscle contraction.
Researchers gave Triclosan to mice in their food for a long period of time. Triclosan caused
oxidative stress and liver damage. The researchers believe Triclosan can be the driving force for developing
advanced liver disease in mice.
The researchers also initiated liver cancer by giving the mice diethylnitrosamine. Triclosan strongly enhanced the
development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the mice.
Admittedly, the Triclosan was given at a higher dose than human are typically exposed to. But the exposure time was
shorter than humans are typically exposed to. The researchers state, “Triclosan acts as a HCC tumor promoter and
the mechanism of Triclosan induced mouse liver pathology may be relevant to humans.”
This is not the first time researchers have found a concern about Triclosan and cancer. Click here to learn more
about Triclosan and breast cancer.
About the Author:
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, helps his clients improve their health by using natural
products, functional tests, diet, lifestyle and self care. He writes special reports, consults and gives seminars
on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer or
alternative cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 2;111(48):17200-5.Yueh MF, Taniguchi K, Chen S, Evans RM, Hammock
BD, Karin M, Tukey RH. “The commonly used antimicrobial additive triclosan is a liver tumor
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