FDA is studying household products that can be dangerous - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


FDA is studying an ingredient in common household products that may be dangerous

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The FDA says it's studying an antibacterial ingredient used in body washes and other common household products, now that animal studies have found it may pose a health risk.

The ingredient is called triclosan, which is supposed to prevent bacterial contamination, but some studies show triclosan can alter hormones and even increase resistance to antibiotics.  At this point, there's no proof that it's harmful to humans, but studies continue.

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