Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in personal hygiene products, causes liver fibrosis and cancer in mice

Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos,
toothpastes and many other household items. Despite its widespread use,
researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the
chemical. The study, published Nov. 17 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
shows that triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory
mice through molecular mechanisms that are also relevant in humans.

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