Antibacterial chemicals need to be banned in consumer products, new study says

A new report from the Canadian Environmental Law Association wants two antibacterial chemicals to be banned completely from the market. Triclosan and triclocarban are common additions to liquid hand soaps and a wide range of skin care products and are supposed to perform antibacterial functions, but CELA’s study in the Great Lakes region has shown that they pose serious risks to the environment and to human health.