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Published March 05, 2013, 06:46 PM

Minnesota ends purchase of products with triclosan

Dilworth, MN (WDAY TV) - The State of Minnesota wants you clean, not just that clean. State agencies have been ordered to stop buying anti-bacteria soap that contains triclosan.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Dilworth, MN (WDAY TV) - The State of Minnesota wants you clean, not just that clean. State agencies have been ordered to stop buying anti-bacteria soap that contains triclosan.

The chemical has been found in several of Minnesota's lakes and rivers, after years of being discharged from water-treatment plants. At DGF schools, officials tell us they are ahead of the game.

Ken Hovde – DGF Maintenance: “We have changed over three years ago, everything to green, all our floor cleaners are green, everything we have is pretty much green.”

The Minnesota Legislature will host a hearing this week on the chemical used in those anti bacteria soaps.

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