Study: Anti-bacterial soaps can harm pregnant women, unborn children

Study: Anti-bacterial soaps can harm pregnant women, unborn children
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We've always been told to wash our hands rigorously, but a new study claims pregnant women should add another layer of protection when they're scrubbing their hands.

A group of scientists from Arizona State University now reports that chemicals in antibacterial soaps could harm pregnant women and their fetuses.

"Triclosan and triclocarban are the two common ones that, in particular, we were looking at that were commonly found in soaps and a lot of other products that you'll see labeled 'anti-bacterial'," explained Isaac Roll with ASU.

According to the researchers, constant use causes shorter birth lengths for newborns, and can lead to developmental and reproductive issues.