Anti-bacterial soap ingredient has critics in a lather

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:00 am

If co-workers and family members are coming down with infections this winter, you may be tempted to turn to an anti-bacterial soap for protection.

But some scientists are increasingly concerned that a common anti-bacterial ingredient called triclosan may harm people’s health. Laboratory studies have found that it may disrupt hormones, interfere with muscle function and promote the growth of stronger bacteria.

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