Antimicrobial soap can disrupt the gut: study

Exposure to a chemical commonly used in antimicrobial soaps can change the makeup of the gut microbiota, according to an animal study.

The US research also suggests maternal exposure to the antibacterial agent, triclocarban, may cause gut dysbiosis in newborns.

Changes in the gut composition early in life have been linked to a number of conditions, including obesity, irritable bowel disease,