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Triclosan ban could pave way for natural antibacterials

Triclosan ban could pave way for natural antibacterials

  Public health concerns prompt EPA to revisit stance on triclosan years ahead of schedule, opening door to botanical alternatives.


About 40 years ago, a particularly nasty (but effective) OTC acne preparation called pHisoHex, with its active ingredient hexachlorophene, was pulled from shelves after studies showed oral ingestion led to cancer and paralysis in lab rats. In 1972, another

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