a white solid compound, C12H7Cl3O2, with antibacterial and antifungal properties and numerous commercial uses, as in laundry detergents, toothpastes, toys, clothing, and housewares: it is no longer allowed in personal soaps and hand sanitizers, having been declared unsafe and ineffective by the FDA, which has also called for its ban in similar antiseptic products used in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Abbreviation: TCS
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How to use triclosan in a sentence
triclosan can be toxic to people, so governments have banned it in some products.We all unknowingly eat plastic, which may host toxic pollutants | Alison Pearce Stevens | April 6, 2022 | Science News For Students
It took six days for triclosan to coat the beads, Rubin says.We all unknowingly eat plastic, which may host toxic pollutants | Alison Pearce Stevens | April 6, 2022 | Science News For Students
It carries a conditioner that contains triclosan, which has been linked to promoting the growth of breast cancer cells.The Misogynistic Companies Jumping On The Breast Cancer Bandwagon | Emily Shire | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Minnesota cited the risk of “hormone disruption” from triclosan as the rationale for its action.
Plus, Procter & Gamble has already removed triclosan from its Crest toothpaste.