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Triclosan

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Triclosan cited.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Chlorinated phenol biocide
  • Uses: Synthetic broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent in Consumer products, soaps, plastics, toothpastes, etc.
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Suggestive Evidence (7)
  • Reproductive Effects: Not documented
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (7)
  • Birth/Developmental Not documented
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (7)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information