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Effects Of Triclosan

bonnie_handwashingTriclosan is an antibacterial chemical found in hundreds of everyday products, from toothpaste to hand sanitizer. Research has linked triclosan (and its cousin, triclocarban) to a range of adverse health effects including skin irritation, endocrine (hormone) disruption and antibiotic resistance. Triclosan also contributes to water contamination and is linked to adverse health effects to these ecosystems. Consumer products are increasingly being reformulated to omit triclosan, due to public pressure to find healthier alternatives. Read more on the effects of Triclosan

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