Triclosan is an antimicrobial chemical that pollutes people and the environment. It’s found in most Americans, where it may be interfering with the hormone and reproductive systems and increasing sensitivity to allergens. Triclosan will soon be banned from soaps because of concern that it is neither safe nor effective, yet it may be found in hundreds of other products.
Check out EWG’s new guide to see where triclosan is still approved for use. Then use the resources below to learn more about triclosan and how to avoid it: