Study: Being too clean may make people sick

November 29, 2010

The chemical in question is called triclosan.

The study in the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives also found exposure to higher levels of BPA may weaken an adult's immune system.

Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent widely used in soaps, toothpaste, medical devices and diaper bags.

BPA is used to make many types of plastics and other consumer products.

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