Is triclosan in my products?

John Kringas, Chicago Tribune

Although some companies have phased triclosan out of certain products, many still use them. The list is always changing, so if you are concerned:

• Look for triclosan (or triclocarban) on the ingredient list of soaps, cosmetics, lotions, acne medicines, toothpastes, deodorants and other personal-care products.

• Be aware that plastic- and fabric-based products marketed with the label Microban or Biofresh may be made with triclosan.

• Keep in mind that most alcohol-based hand sanitzers do not contain triclosan and come highly recommended by health care professionals.