IHS Chemical Week

EnviroTech :: Regulatory :: Regulatory: Toxics

Canada's Triclosan Assessment Identifies Potential Harm to the Environment

9:30 AM MDT | April 2, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Health Canada has issued a preliminary risk assessment of the antimicrobial triclosan, saying it is not harmful to human health but “significant amounts can cause harm to the environment.”  Health Canada says that, due to these environmental concerns, it will begin discussions with industry “on the potential for voluntary reductions in the use of triclosan in products.” The proposed assessment also found “no clear link between the use of products containing triclosan and antibacterial resistance.” Triclosan is used in a...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa