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An anti-bacterial chemical that appears in some products, including Sainsbury"s "Microban" range. Research suggests that the chemical is hormone-disrupting - which is worrying, as it can be absorbed through the skin and has been detected in fish and human breast milk. For a free leaflet telephone Friends of the Earth on 0808 800 1111. See 'Microban'
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