Group Urges Tougher Limits on Chemical in Shampoos, Cosmetics

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017


The germ-fighting chemical triclosan has got to go, an international coalition of scientists claims.

Triclosan is found in thousands of products ranging from soap and cosmetics to toothpaste and common household items.

But evidence has shown that antimicrobials like triclosan not only fall short in killing bacteria, but they may also harm human health, the coalition said in urging much stricter limits on use of the chemical.

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