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Antibacterial Agent Used in Common Soaps Found in Increasing Amounts in Freshwater Lakes


January 22, 2013

researchers on a boat A new University of Minnesota study determined that the common antibacterial agent 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. Full Story

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