Environmental Defence Guide to Triclosan

Triclosan is a synthetic antimicrobial/antibacterial agent whose use has become widespread in toothpastes and mouthwashes, deodorants, cosmetics, fabrics, plastics and other products. Increasing levels of triclosan in people and the environment have been linked to several negative health effects.

This two page report explains the current concerns with this antimicrobial and discusses alternatives. PDF, 208K

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