triclosan


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triclosan

(traɪˈkləʊsæn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug used to treat skin infections
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(///D:artArt%20ALL%20%20STORIES%20Aug%202019This%20time,%20this%20powerful%20antibacterial%20drug%20will%20finally%20be%20banned%20in%202020%20from%20liquid%20soaps%20because%20companies%20that%20use%20it%20as%20an%20ingredient%20couldn't%20prove%20it%20more%20effective%20than%20regular%20soap%20and%20water%20at%20preventing%20disease.%20Triclosan%20is%20still%20allowed%20as%20an) Some bacteria will survive regardless of how much you use triclosan. These bacteria will pass on the mutation that allowed them to fight off antibiotics to succeeding generations.
The rule establishes that 28 active ingredients, including triclosan, cannot be used in OTC hand sanitizers that are intended for use without water.
The research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism last month found that a chemical found in hand sanitizers and soaps called triclosan is the cause of the problem.
Researchers found that women with higher levels of triclosan, which has been previously linked to bowel cancer and antibiotic resistance, were more likely to have the bone disease.
Colgate-Palmolive intends to reformulate its newest version of Colgate Total toothpaste by cutting out triclosan, a controversial ingredient that the company has stood by for years, Bloomberg reports.
To reduce the risk of suture contamination, antimicrobial Polyglactin 910 suture coated with triclosan (Vicryl Plus) has been introduced.
The study found that in-vitro exposure to chemicals in personal care products such as phthalates -- found in scented products like perfumes, soaps and shampoos -- parabens -- used as preservatives in cosmetics -- and phenols -- which include triclosan -- advances pubertal age in girls.
In the first paragraph of the Results section, the sentence "Phenols were detected in 73% (triclosan) to 100% (BPA; 2,5-dichlorophenols; methyl-paraben) of maternal urine samples ..." should read: "Phenols were detected in 74% (ethyl-paraben) to 100% (BPA; 2,5-dichlorophenols; methyl-paraben) of maternal urine samples...."
Guo studied triclosan, a compound found in thousands of home toiletries, including toothpaste and hand wash, and confirmed that it contributed towards resistance in E.
New York: Using triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in hand soaps and toothpastes among other consumer products, can potentially cause colon inflammation and cancer, finds a study on mice.