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New study links fate of personal care products to environmental pollution and human health concerns
Date:5/16/2008

alden, but unfortunately the process does not occur in all locations and furthermore it is quite slow. If we continue to use persistent antimicrobial compounds at the current rate, we are outpacing natures ability to decompose these problematic compounds.

While combining bioenergy production and pollutant destruction has its own appeal, Halden sees a simpler solution to combating the pollution his team discovered: limit the use of antimicrobial personal care products to situations where they improve public health and save lives.

The irony is that these compounds have no measurable benefit over the use of regular soap and water for hand washing; the contact time simply is too short. Unfortunately this cannot be said for the bottom-dwelling organisms in the sampling locations on the East Coast. Here, Halden concludes, the affected organisms are experiencing multi-generational, life-time exposures to our chemical follies.

Halden is planning to continue his research on persistent antimicrobials by studying their body burden and associated health effects in susceptible populations including mothers and their babies.


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Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
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Arizona State University
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