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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 theoretical risk of triclosan combining with chlorine in drinking water to form chloroform, a probable cancer causing agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 least as long as it takes to sing the abcs or the happy birthday song to ensure that you have adequately cleaned your hands. For most uses antibacterial chemicals like triclosan are not needed and may increase bacterial resistance to anti-infectives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably nothing: There are no reports of human poisoning from ingestion of triclosan. Triclosan is reportedly harmful to algae & causes reproductive & developmental abnormalities in certain fish. There is a report of liver & kidney injury in rats. If you use one of the many toothpastes containing triclosan then you are already swallowing a little bit of this broad-spectrum antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suggest: You rethink and meet with a live doctor to help you sort this out, you are 99.99% mistaken. ...Read more
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- What is a thyroid nodual?
- Underactive thyroid
- Inflammation of the thyroid
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- Heterogeneous thyroid gland without discrete nodule means
- Overactive thyroid
- Thyroid gland
- Does triclosan affect the thyroid in humans?