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Article Title: US Demand For Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013
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Publication: CleanRooms, 4/8/2009
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Demand for disinfectant chemicals in industrial, institutional and commercial, and consumer markets is expected to grow, despite considerable scientific disagreement about the necessity of using disinfectant chemicals in many of their current applications.
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Article Title: Do some anti-microbial soaps do more harm than good?
By: Monica Eng
Publication: McClatchy-Tribune News, 2/18/2013
Freedonia Study: Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Chemicals (2474)

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Some manufacturers also have made changes. Last year, triclosan was among the chemicals Johnson & Johnson said it would remove from its products by 2015. GlaxoSmithKline in 2009 removed triclosan from toothpastes including Aquafresh and Sensodyne. And in 2011, Colgate/Palmolive which still uses triclosan in its Colgate Total toothpaste removed triclosan from Ultra Palmolive Antibacterial Dish Liquid, replacing it with lactic acid. “There has undeniably been a backlash about triclosan in household soaps, but it seems limited to a certain segment of the population (typically, the better informed consumer),” wrote industry analyst Mike Richardson of the Freedonia Group, a business research firm. “I don’t know that they’re right about triclosan, but they at least know that other people are worried about it.”
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