U.S. consumer-products manufacturer Procter & Gamble is in the process of eliminating diethyl phthalate from its products and will also remove the anti-bacterial triclosan. The company has cut its DEP use by 70% and aims to completely remove it by 2014. Phthalates have raised concerns among some consumer health advocates, while use of triclosan has led to worries about an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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