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According to study, shampoo destroys brain cells

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say that a common chemical found in Shampoo and hand lotions, Methylisothiazoline, destroys brain cells and is a risk to unborn babies.

 

 

Dec 6, 2004 (AXcess News) Pittsburgh PA – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say that a common chemical found in Shampoo and hand lotions, Methylisothiazoline, destroys brain cells and is a risk to unborn babies.Talk about a bad hair day, according to Prof. Elias Aizenman, whose research team conducted the study, researchers found that Methylisothiazoline undermined the growth of structures in the immature nerve cells of unborn rats.

While many parents have to admit, their kids can act like rats, the study’s findings may be inconclusive.Aizenman, said more research needs to be carried out. “This chemical is being used more and more extensively, yet there have been no neurotoxicity studies in humans to indicate what kind and at what level exposure is safe. Based on our data, there very well could be neuro-developmental consequences from Mit. I would be particularly concerned about occupational exposure in pregnant women and the possibility of risk to the foetus.”The story, which was featured Monday in MedicalNewsToday, indicated that some unborn babies could be at risk from shampoos and hand lotions containing Methylisothiazoline if their mothers use them during pregnancy.AdvertisementAccording to a similar story in CBSNews, the research was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in Washington D.C.The research team said that further testing was necessary beyond the test tube and that animal testing would be the next step, though no indication was made that the Univeristy would finance further research. AXcess News will be reporting on any new market trends related to this story. Members should watch their in-box for late breaking news. If you’re not a member, consider joining now. Members get the latest business news, commentaries and stock picks delivered right to their in-box.

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