Properties, Hazards, Patent, Report, Application
- Triclosan is a potent wide spectrum antibacterial and
- Triclosan is considered a pesticide by the Environmental
- It is a chlorinated aromatic and contains one or
more benzene rings with one or more chlorine atoms bound to carbon atoms,
a chemical formula similar to toxins such as PCBs and dioxins.
- Triclosan resists bacteria by inhibiting enzyme enoyl-acyl carrier
- It is an emerging contaminant in surface waters because it is
only partially removed in biological wastewater treatment through
biodegradation and sorption to sludge.
Triclosan, previously found in the aquatic environment as the
result of wastewater emission from a specialty chemicals manufacturing
plant, is also detected in urban wastewaters.
Triclosan levels were greater among people in the highest income bracket
than among those in either the middle or lower income brackets.
- Triclosan is an antibacterial chemical used in toothpaste,
mouthwash, soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, deodorant, cosmetics,
lotion and cream.
- Triclosan is found in soaps , deodorants, shaving creams, mouth
washes, and cleaning supplies and is infused in an increasing number of
consumer products, such as kitchen utensils, toys, bedding, socks, and
trash bags, sometimes as the proprietary Microban treatment.
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