What is it?
Tetrachlorosalicylanilide is primarily used as a bacteriostat in or antibacterial agent in personal care products and soaps.

How can I avoid it?
Contact avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer that potentially produces products containing this ingredient.

  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
  • Antiperspirants / Deodorants 
  • Shampoos / Conditioners
  • Soaps / Cleansers
  • Polishes
  • Surgical, industrial and laundry soaps
  • Cooling fluids
  • First aid creams
  • Textile finishes
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Plastics
  • Cutting oils

Other names for Tetrachlorosalicylanilide:
  • 3,3’,4’,5-Tetrachloro salicylanilide
  • 3,5,3,4-Tetrachlorosalicylanide
  • 3,5-Dichloro-N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-hydroxybenzamide
  • Dichlorosalicyl-3,4-dichloroanilide
  • Impregnon
  • Ingasan BS  200
  • TCS
  • TCSA

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Bithionol
  • Halogenated salicylanilides
  • Hexachlorophene

How safe is it?

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