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What will happen if you end up eating some triclosan

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably nothing: There are no reports of human poisoning from ingestion of triclosan. Triclosan is reportedly harmful to algae & causes reproductive & developmental ab ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Triclosan: All depends on the amount, but if it is minimal accidental ingestion due to a pesticide on produce, you have nothing to worry about....Or at least tha ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not to worry: Washing your hands with soap will do you far more good than any theoretical harm from Triclosan in the soap. You may use a regular soap, those are jus ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Triclosan may alter endocrine function (thyroid) and might lead to the formation of possible carcinogens (chloroform). The fda is currently investigat ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Triclosan: It can be. Triclosan has been classified as an endocrine-disrupting compound, is antibiotic-resistant and causes other health and environmental proble ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Not necessarily: Soap is effective at removing and killing bacteria when an adequate amount of scrubbing or rubbing is used. You should rub your hand together at leas ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Triclosan & allergy: Triclosan was linked to increased risk for developing environmental allergies in a 2010 study. Using products containing triclosan seemed to make chi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
30 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antibacterial: Triclosan is in many soaps because it is an antibacterial, meaning it kills bacteria on contact. Importantly, triclosan does not kill viruses. Alcohol ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Triclosan risks: At this time, the fda is unsure of the risks triclosan poses to humans. If ingested, it might adversely effect thyroid function. Their is also a theor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Triclosan works by interfering with a bacteria's ability to build cell membranes (basically the skin of the germ). At low concentrations triclosan is ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Triclosan: Use as per the manufacturers recommendations; unless otherwise instructed by your physician. At times, a physician's personal experience with a medica ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, sort of: Soaps without triclosan are "antibacterial" because washing with soap takes the dirt & germs off of one's skin, rinsing everything away with warm wate ... Read More

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