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01 April 2011

Soap agent found in fish from contaminated water

An antibacterial agent that's an ingredient in some bar soaps has a "strong" tendency to accumulate in the bodies of fish, finds a new study.

An antibacterial agent that's an ingredient in some bar soaps has a "strong" tendency to accumulate in the bodies of fish, finds a new study.

There is no evidence that TCC bioaccumulates in humans, the researchers pointed out. Instead, people are able to quickly break down TCC and excrete it in urine and faeces.

Fish larvae exposed to TCC

 
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