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Researchers Suggest Reducing Triclosan Use Following NIH-Funded Study

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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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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