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Why is triclosan in so many soaps?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Triclosan

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent.

In brief: Triclosan

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Kenneth Backman
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Backman
Dr. Kenneth Backman
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