"P&G Halts Use of 2 Chemicals in Personal Care Products"

"Procter & Gamble is phasing out the use of two chemicals by 2014 from its beauty and personal care products. Activist groups have targeted P&G and other manufacturers of consumer products to end the use of phthalates and triclosan, chemicals that advocates say have been linked to birth defects and infertility."

"'We made a strategic choice to exit the use of these two ingredients for a couple of reasons, including feedback from some of the people who use our products,' said Dr. Scott Heid, a company spokesman.

The company recently updated its timetable for discontinuing the chemicals' use on its web site."

Alexander Coolidge reports for the Cincinnatti Enquirer September 7, 2013.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013