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Avon Phasing Out Triclosan As Shareholders Push For More Substitutions

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Avon Products Inc. says it is no longer using triclosan in new product development and has begun replacing the antimicrobial ingredient in the “small number” of products in its portfolio that contain the antimicrobial agent. Meanwhile, shareholders are being asked to vote on a proposal promoting a broader policy on controversial ingredients and their replacement with safer alternatives.

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