Cleaning up our Drinking Water: the Case for Banning Triclocarban and Triclosan

By Nehemiah Rolle |


In this brief, Roosevelter Christopher Chang argues that there should be a federal ban on Triclocarban and Triclosan in general consumer products. Antimicrobial compounds found in products ranging from writing utensils to toothpaste, they have negative effects on human health, drinking water, and ecosystem processes.