Researchers Suggest Reducing Triclosan Use Following NIH-Funded Study
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The study exploring the impact of triclosan on cardiac and skeletal muscle function in animals prompts researchers to call for a “dramatic reduction” of the ingredient in consumer products. Industry says the study used “unrealistically large” doses of the antibacterial ingredient that do not represent real-world conditions.
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