Lawmaker Urges FDA To Finalize Triclosan Regulations

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday to stop dragging its feet on completing regulations to limit the use of antimicrobial agent triclosan in consumer products, demanding that the agency explain its delay.

In a letter to the FDA, Markey said that while the Canadian government issued a finding Tuesday concluding triclosan was toxic to the environment, the U.S. government failed to act despite the presence of triclosan in 75 percent of all liquid hand soaps available to the American...
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