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Study: Chemical in Antibacterial Soaps May Harm Nursing Babies

A mother’s prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent UT study. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of babies. Rebekah Kennedy, a graduate student pursuing a dual master’s degree in public health and nutrition, and Jiangang Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, presented the results this month at the Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting.