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ANTIBACTERIAL INGREDIENT
CAUSES HEALTH AND
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

An antibacterial chemical, commonly found in antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, cosmetics, fabrics and plastics, has been repeatedly shown to cause health and environmental effects, while compounding antibiotic resistance, according to an article and literature review released by Beyond Pesticides in the latest issue of Pesticides and You. The article, "The Ubiquitous Triclosan: A common antibacterial agent exposed," explains how this toxic chemical shows up in common consumer products, including antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, cosmetics, fabrics and plastics, and provides a thorough review of what is known about the chemical and how it escapes full regulatory review.

The major findings of the article and literature review include the following:

The full text of the article is available on Beyond Pesticides’ website.

Written by: Beyond Pesticides

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