Volume 92 Issue 21 | pp. 11-12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 26, 2014

Minnesota Bans Triclosan

Legislation: State is halting retail sales of soaps containing antibacterial chemical
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: triclosan, antibacterial soap, Minnesota, ban

Minnesota is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban the sale of soaps and cleaning products that contain the antibacterial compound triclosan. A new law, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton (D) in mid-May, will prohibit retailers in the state from selling soaps and cleaners with triclosan as of Jan. 1, 2017.

Despite opposition from the American Cleaning Institute, a trade . . .

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