On December 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule that allows soap and hygiene product manufacturers one year to prove "antibacterial" additives are safe and effective.
Triclosan, a synthetic antibacterial used in personal care products, is fueling the growth of resistant bacteria in streams and rivers.
A recent study found antibiotic-resistant bacteria flourishing in Chicago's urban creeks and rivers at more than double the rates of woodland waterways.
Triclosan – a synthetic antibacterial widely used in personal care products – is fueling the development of resistant bacteria in streams and rivers.
The widespread use of novel contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, have unknown consequences for stream ecosystems.
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