As harmless, triclosan gives many soaps and lotions their antibacterial oomph and is found in hundreds of popular products. But a team of UF researchers of Margaret O. Has been found that the chemical inhibits an enzyme in conjunction with the metabolism of estrogen. The research findings are reported in the November print issue of the journal Environment International.
- We suspect that makes this substance dangerous in pregnancy if enough of the triclosan gets through to the placenta to affect the enzyme, said James, Professor and Chair of medicinal chemistry in the UF College of Pharmacy. We know for sure it is a very potent inhibitor What we do not know the type of level be exposed be exposed a negative a negative. Estrogen is also involved in signaling the uterus contract during the work, but to maintain order. Levels of the hormone during pregnancy is a delicate balance, Wood says too much estrogen could the mother’s body into premature labor could send Insufficient supply of oxygen hinders Both instances could affect how the baby’s brain develops. Continue reading