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Blog/Opinion: Triclosan - Good or evil? What do you think?

By HHI Staff

Triclosan is a chemical providing antibacterial properties to products. Is it helping? According to the FDA:

 

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"FDA does not have evidence that triclosan added to antibacterial soaps and body washes provides extra health benefits over soap and water."

 

However, also per FDA -

 

"For some consumer products, there is clear evidence that triclosan provides a benefit. In 1997, FDA reviewed extensive effectiveness data on triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste. The evidence showed that triclosan in this product was effective in preventing gingivitis."

 

Other groups rail against triclosan and call for its banning. See:

 

Antibacterial = anti health

 

Wash those hands, but avoid triclosan

 

Triclosan: What do you think? Good or evil?

 

 

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Triclosan - Good or evil? What do you think?:  Created on May 16th, 2010.  Last Modified on May 16th, 2010

 

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