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Canada's Triclosan Risk Assessment Slated for Release March 31

3:51 PM MDT | March 27, 2012 | Kara Sissell and Rebecca Coons

Canadian public health officials are preparing to release a preliminary risk assessment for the antimicrobial triclosan, and the findings could have widespread commercial implications for soaps, detergents and other antibacterial products. Local press reports say the assessment terms triclosan as "toxic to the environment" but officials do not have enough information to find it hazardous to human health. However, Health Canada says all information related to the assessment is unavailable until its official release on March 31 in the Canada Gazette. The...

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