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It's out -- try close and it's a chemical found in about 75%.
Of anti bacterial soaps and body -- And even things like toys and even your tooth -- as in there.
Now the FDA is set to complete its decades long review and make a major decision on the germ killing ingredient so is it safe or dangerous here explain Fox's medical.
Meeting doctor Mark Siegel.
Docs and troubling information about this chemical that we've been using for forty years in this country may be incredibly harmful to a six point.
You know here's why it happens it's something called grand fathering -- The FDA started to examine this stuff back in the 1970s and they pulled back sykora freeing from these kind of products because they found out they absorbed into the -- But clay it's taken them over forty years to figure out whether try close and is an anti bacterial that should be removed from soaps and from toothpaste.
And from -- products that we use and you know something.
The more I read about this the more I'm convinced they should probably remove it and they're probably going to -- Make a decision by the end of this year why what specifically does this chemical do the concern with this chemical has to do with fertility.
Studies accumulating studies in animals.
Out of Florida out of the EPA have shown that interferes with sperm and testosterone it interferes with estrogen and may lead to early puberty now again.
This is animal studies and it would be nice that we -- -- in your response but it doesn't necessarily help very much so if I say -- you.
That everything in medicine is a cost benefit right what's the risk.
And what's the -- and then and then I told you.
That the that the Centers for Disease Control says use -- advertisers that are alcohol based wash your hands with soap.
Without this stuff and there's no benefit from using this then I say get it out which.
It's our dentist about this this chemical -- my wife was out front on this and she's -- she's Smart she said it would explain -- closer he said to dirty little secret.
It honestly as it's in these toothpaste.
And the only reason it's there it's because people are too lazy to brush their teeth for like two minutes you could even use water and brush your teeth to great point -- minutes -- up because we're too lazy.
We stick it in there to try to kill the bacteria in -- announcement.
There's -- rushed for 31 study that they've pointed to that it decreases gingivitis.
In toothpaste but that's only one study -- I would around my house this morning and I founded in my wife spare room but it is true try close and free so.
In my bathroom this -- -- close and still don't know the doctor I want that I would tell people out there at least check you know we should know what we're taking into our bodies so everybody should check conceal at least but I -- about it.
I wanted to back to this this infertility thing because you see we don't have the data yet yet we hear study after study in story after story -- -- been reporting here on the show.
Plummeting fertility rates among men in this country.
I'm early puberty among girls and boys in this country I -- if you start to connect the dots could this be to blame.
No this can't be to blame but it could be contributing factor and I'll tell you the study that really convinced -- University of Michigan that this that a couple years ago.
Which showed no advantage.
From soaps with -- close and over simply washing your hands a little bit longer same point you made about the toothpaste.
Worked with the so if we simply wash our hands for a few seconds longer.
Or use his -- -- that -- alcohol based we can get rid of the bacteria like a toothpaste like get Tom's brand that has no track close and an -- or or some of these other non try close and based product look I'm not gonna come on here to tell you which toothpaste to use what I am gonna do is say that I don't I'm convinced that this particular chemical doesn't add anything.
And there may be a small potential risk in terms of fertility.
With a less chemicals we're exposed through the -- -- is no proof here yet.
But I think the in my opinion is the FDA's gonna weigh in on this now two billion dollar industry Clayton and that could be one of the reasons that it's slowed -- there's money.
Him and -- these lobbyists in -- -- doctor Marc Siegel great separate deceived President Clinton.
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