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HomeIn the newsTriclosan - a safe and effective preservative

Triclosan - a safe and effective preservative


You may have read stories that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into how effective the preservative Triclosan is in antibacterial cleansing products. The research leading to the FDA action is not new and has already been evaluated under the system of European laws that govern the safety of cosmetic products. The results confirm that Triclosan is a safe and effective antibacterial agent for use in certain kinds of cosmetic products. Some reports suggest Triclosan may have hormonal (endocrine) effects, but there is no evidence to suggest this can happen.

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