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CONSUMERS: Don’t use anti-bacterial products with Triclosan

Once again, popular consumer products infused with agents touted to be safe and effective for years against one thing or another have been proven otherwise. I am referring to the many anti-bacterial soaps, body washes and more that contain the chemical, Triclosan.

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published information on the chemical, stating that it found no evidence that Triclosan added to these products provides any benefit over washing with plain soap and water.

Animal studies have found that Triclosan alters hormone regulation. Canada has declared the chemical to be an environmental toxin and is taking steps to

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