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A 32-year-old female asked:

For many yrs used face wash that had triclosan in it.am i at more risk of nasal/throat cancer?sometimes got in mouth and in nose from washing face.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Stop worrying: Trislosan is a widely-used, apparently harmless chemical that degrades after being discarded into a form of dioxan that is not one of the forms that has toxicity or is supposed to be linked to cancer. Any chemical can be "shown to be harmful for this-and-that" if used in artificial conditions in labs. I am sorry that anyone troubled you over this.
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Last updated Jun 27, 2016

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