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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triclosan

Triclosan (sometimes abbreviated as TCS), similar in its uses and mechanism of action to triclocarban, is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in some consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. Its efficacy as an antimicrobial agent, the risk of antimicrobial  ...

emerald.tufts.edu/med/apua/consumers/personal_home_21_4240495089.pdf

triclosan's mode of action and target site in the bacteria is similar to antibiotics, bacteria that become resistant to triclosan will also become resistant to antibiotics . Triclosan does not actually cause a mutation in the bacteria, but by killing the normal bacteria, it creates an environment where mutated bacteria that are resistant ...

scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=2168

Humans dont have this enzyme, so triclosan doesnt poison us. One molecule of triclosan permanently disables this microbial enzyme, which is why triclosan is such a strong antibiotic action even at very low concentrations. Triclocarban has a similar molecular structure, and probably kills microbes like triclosan does.

ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/opinions_layman/triclosan/en/index.htm

Triclosan is added to many consumer goods such as cosmetics and detergents to kill microorganisms or inhibit their growth. It serves as disinfectant, preservative or antiseptic and is widely used in health care and animal husbandry.

illumin.usc.edu/68/what-makes-antibacterial-soap-antibacterial

Dec 1, 2007 ... What is the common active ingredient in these products that is popularly claimed to kill "99.9% of germs,"and how does it work? The secret weapon is Triclosan, a potent synthetic chemical. Although effective, the controversial chemical ironically contributes to bacterial resistance, decreasing its future ...

time.com/4339866/triclosan-antibacterial-soap-safety

May 18, 2016 ... Another September 2015 study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy found that the antibacterial cleansing formulas do not kill more bacteria than soap and water, which is a good option for people who want to prevent exposure. The study did not determine whether changes in the ...

www.newscientist.com/article/mg23231045-300-antibacterial-products-may-help-bacteria-beat-antibiotics

Dec 14, 2016 ... But not always: an antibacterial widely used in soaps and cleaning products actually helps microbes like MRSA beat powerful antibiotics. The substance in question is triclosan. It is not an antibiotic but a different type of compound that, rather than killing bacteria, stops them from growing instead. Triclosan ...

www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/16/antibacterial-soap-with-triclosan-found-to-be-no-real-threat-to-germs

Sep 15, 2015 ... Researchers say there is 'no significant difference' between plain and antibacterial soaps' abilities to kill bacteria.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11506900

Triclosan is the active ingredient in a multitude of health care and consumer products with germicidal properties, which have flooded the market in recent years in response to the public's fear of communicable bacteria. Although originally thought to kill bacteria by attacking multiple cellular targets, triclosan was recently ...