Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- your -- actually make you sick.
A new study reveals that a chemical found in household products including toothpaste deodorant and soap among other things.
May have some pretty dramatic effect on your health it's called try to close and then doctor Marc Siegel of the -- eighteen.
If you're not a tell us if we should be concerned thanks for joining us stock -- -- -- so in mice and -- fish they found it weakened muscles including the heart muscle how concerned should we think.
Up to 25%.
The heart muscle and of course anytime anything like that comes we have to pay attention to it.
And we have a million pounds of try to close and in our products in the United States and as you mentioned lipstick.
So it's also in kids' toys so that it's pretty much -- a lot of different places and it's something that the EPA and the FDA have both studied -- -- it's totally safe for humans know issuing humans whatsoever but now this is a new study.
And even though it's in my -- it's something we have to really take a look at.
25% reduction it's a chlorinated compounds.
Petty and we use it because it's anti bacterial in other words of the products you have been in.
You don't want bacteria you don't want lecturing yourself you certainly -- wondered your toothpaste so what has he used but we gotta do some more work on it.
So it also supposedly at least in these animal studies -- hormones and a decrease.
Antibiotic use of an -- in -- resistance to antibiotics.
Absolutely and that's been studied in humans actually it's not something that they found that hasn't affected the thyroid hasn't affected metabolism.
It does help against bacteria so this is that so the main issue right now doesn't -- your muscles doesn't make you weaker because these effects were dramatic when -- use them in a higher dose.
Even more dramatic.
But the doses we're talking about here are a lot more than you're seeing in your.
In your household products here so we can't make that -- but we don't wanna scare people out there but we want people to be aware what's in the stuff you're using it should be on the label.
And it should be further study now at the end of this year.
The FDA is gonna come out would get another report on this the key for us is what does it do to you.
Right and in the affects -- supposedly in the animals lasted up to sixty minutes but then they said that if -- -- in some cases this could do permanent damage to organs so I mean is this reversible or is it permanent it's great question.
Here's the answer to this it has to do with whether your kidneys are working normally if you have normal kid needs it.
The body gets rid of it totally it is out within an hour but it's for people who have impaired kidneys and -- get rid of stuff in the blood.
That's who would we be have to be concerned about it again we're not there yet with the humans we're not there we don't have to go to the point where oh what I put on my face today we're not there.
But with this study makes us wanna take a closer look -- and the authors also mentioned that pregnant women in particular.
Should be concerned pregnant women and people with impaired problems with kidneys have been looking at this.
We're closer but we need -- if you look into trek motion our doctor Marc Siegel thank you so much producer --
Filter by section