UMich Study Links Triclosan To Bacterial Colonization, Infection Risks
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Researchers have identified a positive correlation between triclosan’s presence in adult nasal secretions and colonization of Staphylococcus aureus, a risk factor for potentially deadly infections, the investigators say. Their findings “suggest that a reevaluation of triclosan in consumer products is urgently needed,” according to the study.
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