A 39-year-old member asked:
why is triclosan in so many soaps?
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Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Antibacterial: Triclosan is in many soaps because it is an antibacterial, meaning it kills bacteria on contact. Importantly, triclosan does not kill viruses. Alcohol containing hand sanitizing gels will kill viruses more effectively than triclosan.
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Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Triclosan: Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent.
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Could you provide me with effects/alternatives of BHA/BHT, Triclosan, Pthalates, Benzene, or Phenols. As many as you can please?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
University librarian: Dream question. These chemicals are largely endocrine disrupting toxicants that are known as xenoestrogens. In 400 character answers you won't get much, however you can find loads of information on the toxnet site maintained by the NIH and NLM parts of the USDHHS. Try using university toxicology sites and MSDS resources, general medical or scientific data bank searches with those keywords.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2013
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