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Iowa Senate bill would ban triclosan in soap, deodorant

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A Senate panel has advanced a bill that would prohibit in Iowa the sale of cleaning products that contain a certain sanitizing agent.

The bill would prohibit a person from selling cleaning products that contain triclosan for the purpose of sanitizing. The ingredient is found in products like soaps and deodorants.

Members of a human resources subcommittee advanced the bill Monday. It now moves to a full committee for review.

The Food and Drug Administration said in 2013 that there is no evidence that anti-bacterial soap cleansers with ingredients like triclosan were more effective than regular soap. The agency is reviewing the safety of triclosan in response to studies about its alleged health risks.

Minnesota last year banned triclosan in most retail consumer hygiene products.

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