Scientists call for immediate halt to consumer use of two widespread antimicrobial chemicals
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A pair of chemicals—prized for their antimicrobial properties—rose to become superstars in industry. Triclocarban is used in various soaps, while triclosan additionally appears in thousands of items of daily use in the United States and around the world, including pencils, clothing, toiletries, toys and yoga mats.
But a growing chorus of researchers has raised serious questions regarding both the efficacy and safety of these products. These voices have now culminated in the Florence Statement on Triclosan and Triclocarban, a declaration signed by more than 200 scientists and medical professionals from around the world. Their claim, supported by extensive peer-reviewed research, is that these chemicals are ineffective in safeguarding the health of consumers and in fact may pose grave risks