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CELA Report Recommends Anti-bacterial Chemicals Ban in Consumer Products

July 28, 2014

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has published a report on the health and environmental threats posed by two common ingredients in “antibacterial” consumer products, namely, triclosan and triclocarban.

CELA has commissioned the use of a comprehensive screening tool, the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, to assess the health and environmental impacts of triclosan and triclocarban that are in consumer products such as soaps and cleaning products.

These are the first assessments and ranking of these two chemicals against a wide range of environmental and health impacts, including implications for lakes and rivers.

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