Expectant Moms Warned about Soaps

Published 08/11 2014 06:03PM

Updated 08/11 2014 06:08PM

A new study finds that pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be harmful.  Researchers tested about 200 pregnant women and found they all had triclosan and triclocarban in their bodies.  About half of the babies tested positive as well.  Those compounds can be found in soaps, toothpastes and toys and have been shown to cause developmental problems in animals.

The FDA has been reviewing the use of the chemicals and some nationally known companies are removing them from their products.

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