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Canada Says Triclosan Could Harm Freshwater Organisms
5:55 AM MDT | April 6, 2012 | â€”Kara Sissell
Health Canada (Ottawa) has issued a preliminary risk assessment of the antimicrobial triclosan, saying it has no evidence triclosan is harmful to human health but that â€śsignificant amounts can cause harm to the environment.â€ť Health Canada says that it will begin discussions with industry â€śon the potential for voluntary reductions in the use of triclosan in products.â€ť The proposed assessment also found â€śno clear link between the use of products containing triclosan and antibacterial resistance.â€ť Health Canada says it is specifically concerned that...
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