Lake Triclosan?

“Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes.”

“A new University of Minnesota study determined that the common antibacterial agent, called triclosan, used in soaps and many other products is found in increasing amounts in several Minnesota freshwater lakes. The findings are directly linked to increased triclosan use over the past few decades.” [University of Minnesota]

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  1. But are the concentrations dangerous? Has the increase been causally linked to any ill effects? Are the dioxins found in the lakes directly connected to the triclosans? Do any ill effects outweigh the benefits?


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