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Procter & Gamble Plans To Stop Using Phthalates, Triclosan In Personal Care Products

September 7, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble said it will stop using phthalates and triclosan as ingredients of its beauty and personal care products in 2014. While maintaining the chemicals are safe to use and approved by regulators, P&G nevertheless said it will stop using diethyl phthalate, which evaporates slowly and helps keep scents and color last longer in soap, shampoo, and other products. Triclosan, which slows or keeps germs from growing, will also be no longer used in products, such as dish soap, professional hand soap, and other personal care products.
Alexander Coolidge, "P&G halts use of 2 chemicals in personal care products", Cincinnati, September 07, 2013, © news.cincinnati.com
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