Canada To Push For Reduced Triclosan Use In Personal Care Products
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
A draft safety assessment in Canada says triclosan exposure through the use of personal care products poses little health risk to consumers. But Canadian authorities also find the antimicrobial may pose some environmental risks and may be no more effective in products than available alternatives.
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