The National Resources Defense Council says triclosan and triclocarban should be discontinued and is suing the Food and Drug Administration over inaction on triclosan. However, private studies have deemed it not a risk to human health. "For example, while triclosan has been used pretty widely for more than 60 years, there's no hard evidence of triclosan-caused cancers or 'superbugs,' " writes Angela Logomasini.

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