What is it?
Tribromosalicylanilide is primarily used as an antiseptic and disinfectant.

How can I avoid it?
This agent is no longer used in soaps, shampoos and manufactured in the United States but may be used in such products that are manufactured in other countries. Such foreign-made products should be avoided, and the label of cleansers and other products used at work should be read for presence of TBS.

  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Flea powders for pets
  • Germacide
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Medicated cosmetics
  • Multipurpose cleaners
  • Pesticides
  • Soaps

Other Names for tribromosalicylanilide:
  • TBS
  • Tribromsalan
  • 3,5-Dibromo-N-(4-bromophenyl)-2-hydroxybenzamide
  • Diaphene
  • Temaept IV
  • Tribromsalan
  • Tuasol 100
  • 3,5,4-Tribromosalicylanilide
  • ASC-4; Bromsalans
  • Dibromo-N-(4-bromophenyl)-2-hydroxybenzamide
  • Lamar L-300
  • Polybrominated salicylanilide
  • Salicyanilide, 3,4,5-tribromo-
  • Temasept
  • Tuasal

Possible cross-reacting substances:
  • Bithional (thiobis-dichlorophenol)
  • Bromochlorosalicylanide (BCSA)(Multifungin)
  • Buclosamide (Jadit)
  • Chloro-2-phenolphenol (Dowacide 32)
  • Dibromosalicylanilide (DBS) (Dibromsalan)
  • Fenticlor (thiobischlorophenol)
  • Tetrachlorosalicylanilide (TCSA)
  • Trichlorocarbanilide (TCC) (triclocarban)
  • Triclosan (Irgasan)
  • Hexachlorophene

How safe is it?

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