EU health commissioner says triclosan is safe to use in soap, other products

01/15/2014 | ChemicalWatch.com (free content)

In response to concerns from a member of the European Parliament, EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg has defended the use of triclosan in cleaning products and toiletries. Borg cited the Scientific Committee on Consumers Safety's determination that it is safe to use at 0.3% in hand soap, toothpaste and other products. He added that assessing the risk of antimicrobial resistance related to the ingredient is not possible using current data.

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