Aug 17 2012

Studies: Recession and Hand Sanitizer

Moms are bearing the brunt of recession, study shows. TODAY

Though the media has focused on the plight of unemployed dads, it’s moms who are suffering the most in the current recession, a new study shows.
The study, which looked at the outcomes for laid-off workers across the United States, found that married women with kids spent more time in-between jobs than married dads.
Making matters worse for the moms was the big pay cut they took once they finally found a job: On average moms lost $175 per week more than dads, according to the study, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.
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Study: Chemical used in hand sanitizer hinders muscles. Business Journal

A widely used antibacterial chemical widely used in hand soaps, sanitizers and other personal-care products may impair muscle function, according to a new study by UC Davis researchers.
Triclosan hinders muscle contractions at the cellular level, slows swimming in fish and reduces muscular strength in mice, researchers at University of California Davis and the University of Colorado conclude in a study that appears online in the proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
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