UK Daily Mail
Nov 29, 2010
Chemicals found in cleaning products may be harming the health of children and adults, new research suggests.
A study shows that young people who are over-exposed to the soap agent triclosan are more likely to suffer allergies.
The chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in plastics and to line food cans, may suppress the immune system of adults.
A resin coating containing BPA allows tin cans to be heated to kill off bugs without the metal contaminating food.
The chemical will be banned from baby bottles by mid-2011 under a ruling announced last week by the European Commission.
But according to the new research, it may be most harmful to adults.
Scientists in the US carried out the study by analysing data from a major American health and nutrition survey conducted between 2003 and 2006.