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A controversial antibacterial agent has been found in Lake Winona.

The trickle effect of triclosan

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A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them?

The antimicrobial ingredient was first used decades ago in Dial soap and pesticides. It can now be found in personal care products, housewares and toys. Triclosan has also found its way into Lake Winona in Alexandria.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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