Minnesota Leading The Nation In Germ-Killer BanMinnesota's first-in-the nation ban on soaps containing the once ubiquitous germ-killer triclosan takes effect Jan. 1, but the people who spearheaded the law say it's already having its desired effect on a national level.
Minnesota Bans Anti-Bacterial Chemical From Soaps It's widely used nationwide as a germ-killing ingredient in soaps, deodorants and even toothpaste, but it's being banned in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday signed a bill to make Minnesota the first state to prohibit the use of triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products. The Minnesota House and Senate passed it earlier last week because of health and environmental concerns about the chemical.
Antibacterial Soap Chemical Found In 8 MN LakesA chemical commonly found in antibacterial soaps is showing up in Minnesota lakes.
Common Anti-Bacterial Compound Found In WaterwaysNew research shows a compound found in popular anti-bacterial soaps, cosmetics and toothpastes is creating toxins in Minnesota lakes and rivers.