Report: The Trouble with Triclosan
How a Pervasive Antibacterial Chemical is Polluting our World and our Bodies
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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