Antimicrobial Triclosan Changes Microbiota, Linked with Colitis and Colon Cancer

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https://www.genengnews.com/gen-news...inked-with-colitis-and-colon-cancer/81255866/

The chemical triclosan is used as an antimicrobial agent in more than 2000 consumer products, from toothpaste and cosmetics to kitchenware and toys. Studies in mice by a team of scientists in the U.S. and China have now linked short-term dietary exposure to triclosan with altered gut microbiota, colonic inflammation, worsening colitis, and colitis-associated colon cancer. The studies, reported in Science Translational Medicine, showed that dietary triclosan reduced the diversity and composition of gut bacteria, while tests in germ-free animals indicated that the gut microbiome was necessary for the detrimental effects of triclosan on the colon.
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Triclosan is used so widely and in such high volumes in the U.S. that just about the entire population is exposed to the chemical at almost every stage of life, the researchers report. Because most of the triclosan used in commercial applications is ultimately released to the environment, the chemical also represents a widespread contaminant, and is listed among the top 10 pollutants found in U.S. rivers.
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The experimental animals also exhibited increased levels of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6).

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more on IL-6 (which, btw, was NOT one of the 17 cytokines identified by Stanford as associated w CFS last summer... however, the scope of this test may not have included the 17 cytokines from stanford, either.):

https://www.selfhacked.com/blog/interleukin-6/
 

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does anyone know what kind of water filtration takes triclosan out? prob reverse osmosis, which i believe is the best (and expensive, of course)... but maybe something else, too.