Body oil is often thought of as a safe and effective cleaning agent, but a recent study found that the oil is a potent neurotoxin.
Now, the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has discovered the dangers of over-dosing on bath oils.
A new study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry finds that bath oils can cause severe neurotoxicity in laboratory animals.
The researchers found that, in mice, bath oils were responsible for the formation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, which could potentially lead to cognitive decline.
The study also found that beta- amyloid plaque is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
“The toxicity of bath oils may be due to their high toxicity to animals,” said study lead author Dr. Tadeem Abdulla, a microbiology professor at the University of Oxford.
“There’s no doubt that bath oil can be toxic, but the question is how much is enough?”
“The neurotoxicity of bath oil is high,” he added.
“Bath oil is one of the ingredients in soap, so it has a lot of ingredients.
So in some way, it has neurotoxicity, but it’s not a significant neurotoxicity.”
Abdulla said that the neurotoxicity caused by bath oils in laboratory mice is caused by their high concentrations of beta amyloids, which can trigger an immune response in the body.
These beta amlyoids are released in the bloodstream after a toxin has been ingested.
The toxins cause the body to secrete enzymes to break down the beta amyoid, and these enzymes can trigger a cascade of events that leads to an increase in the levels of the toxin.
These changes in beta amys are what cause the neurotoxic effect, Abdua said.
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and was funded through the International Science and Engineering Research in Medicine (ISEM) Program.
The full study, “Toxicity of baths to animals and humans,” can be read here.