Volume 92 Issue 33 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 18, 2014

Safety Of Triclosan In Toothpaste Questioned

Personal Care: Experts, advocates scrutinize industry safety data on antibacterial chemical
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: triclosan, antibacterial, toothpaste

The Food & Drug Administration ignored red flags in industry safety data that it relied on when approving the antibacterial triclosan for use in toothpaste, say some scientists and an environmental group.

FDA recently released those data, which it had withheld since 1997 when it approved triclosan in toothpaste. The agency did so in response to a lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense . . .

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