Regulatory Inertia & Triclosan

news_views_icon“The EPA Opens a New Review of Handsoap, But Government Study Goes on for Decades,” by Paul Alexander.
In Washington, the Wheels of Government Grind Slowly — When they Grind at All. One area of government habitually plagued by bureaucracy is the regulatory agencies, among them the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration. Reviews of substances regulated by these agencies can take years, sometimes many years. Few reviews have lasted longer than the one afforded a chemical compound called triclosan, a widely used substance contained in products in the vast majority of American homes today. Read the full article at Huffington Post.

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