"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.

Source: Cincinnatti Enquirer, 09/10/2013