[ trahy-kloh-san, trahy-kloh-suhn ]
/ ˈtraɪ kloʊˌsæn, traɪˈkloʊ sən /
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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Example sentences from the Web for triclosan
Minnesota cited the risk of “hormone disruption” from triclosan as the rationale for its action.
It is the connection of triclosan to dioxin that has appropriately raised the hackles of so many.