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    As the number of antibacterial products grows, so does the presence of antibacterial chemical triclosan–along with fears from many scientists that this spread is contributing to antibiotic resistance, and a rise in “superbugs.” On March 30, 2012, Health Canada and Environment Canada published a preliminary assessment of triclosan, officially commencing a 60 day comment period. In light of this comment period, Environmental Defence recommends a mandatory ban on triclosan in household products to protect the health of Canadians and the environment..

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