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Key Hand Sanitizer Ingredient May Cause More Harm Than Good

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Our exposure to triclosan is so widespread that it lurks not only in our soap, but in our own bodies. Studies have found traces of it in urine, breast milk, and umbilical cord blood.

The Chemical Marketplace: Triclosan

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

I was reading my toothpaste tube the other day, and noticed something I hadn't expected in the list of "active ingredients:" the antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal chemical triclosan.