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UMich Study Links Triclosan To Bacterial Colonization, Infection Risks

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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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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