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ACI: Report distorts data on triclosan safety

8:56 AM MST | January 28, 2013 | Kara Sissell

ACI says a recent study of triclosan levels in Minnesota waterways is “completely distorting facts about [triclosan's] safety and effectiveness.” ACI is responding to a recent University of Minnesota study on increased levels of triclosan in Minnesota waterways, which also indicates triclosan may be the cause of increased levels of dioxin in certain areas. The University of Minnesota study does not detail potential adverse effects on aquatic ecosystems, but says that related compounds—chlorinated triclosan derivatives—form dioxins when...

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