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Washing hands could put detrimental chemicals in a lake. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Washing your hands might be bad for fish

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By Crystal Dey / Alexandria Echo Press - ALEXANDRIA— A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them?

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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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