What is it?
Triclosan is used as a preservative, disinfectant, and antibacterial agent. It is incorporated into footwear and insoles of soles called “odor-eaters” because it is claimed that this chemical can suppress the odor produced by foot organism.

How can I avoid it?
You should avoid all the antibacterial or deodorant soaps, cleansers and underarm deodorants, or other products listed below. Your Dermatologist can assist you in choosing soaps and antiperspirants that are free of Triclosan. If industrial cleansers are used in your work place, check the labels for this agent.

Uses:
  • Anti-fungal in certain carpets
  • Anti-odor insoles and hose
  • Commercial laundry products
  • Disposable paper products
  • Laundry products
  • Hospital cleansers
  • Children’s plastic toys
  • Textile - kitchen,table goods, and clothing
  • Dishwashing liquid soap
  • Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
  • Antiperspirants / Deodorants 
  • Acne Treatments
  • First-Aid Antiseptics
  • Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
  • First aid products
  • Make-ups / Lip Gloss
  • Lotions / Creams
  • Powders / Sprays
  • Shampoos / Conditioners
  • Shaving products
  • Soaps / Cleansers
  • Bath additives
  • Antibacterial soaps, bar and liquid soaps
  • Toothpaste/Mouthwash
  • Treatment of textiles
  • Antifungal for PVC wet room carpets
  • Pet Shampoo, Antibacterial or Deodorizing

Other names for Triclosan:
  • 2,4,4’-triclor’-2-hydroxydiphenyl ether
  • 5-Chlor-2-(2,4-diclorophenoxyl) phenol
  • CH-3635
  • Irgasan CH3635
  • Irgasan DP 300
  • Ster-Zac
  • Tricholo-2’-hydroxy diphenyl ether
  • BRN 2057142
  • HSDB 7194
  • Microban
  • Lexol 300
  • Cloxifenolum
  • Biofresh
  • Triclosanum
  • Caswell No. 186A
  • CCRIS 9253
  • EINECS 222-182-2

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Bithionol (thiobis-dichlorphenol)
  • Bromochlorosalicylanide (BCSA) (Multifungin)
  • Buclosamide (Jadit)
  • Chloro-2-phenolphenol (Dowacide 32)
  • Dibromosalicylanilde (DBS) (Dibromsalan)Lexol 300
  • Fenticlor (thiobischlorophenol)
  • Tetrchlorosalicylanilide (TCSA)
  • Trichlorocarbanilide (TCC) triclcarban

How safe is it?

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