TRICLOSAN + TRICLOCARBAN
WHAT TRICLOSAN + TRICLOCARBAN ARE
Triclosan + triclocarban are antibacterial and antifungal chemicals.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM + WHY MADEWITH DOESN’T ALLOW THEM
Triclosan + triclocarban found in consumer and personal care products such as toothpaste, soaps, detergents, etc. The use of triclosan + triclocarban have been linked to abnormal endocrine system/thyroid hormone signaling and environmental persistence. Exposing children to these ingredients increases the chance of developing allergies, asthma, and eczema.
WHERE THEY’RE BANNED OR RESTRICTED
Both triclosan + triclocarban were banned from soaps and body washes in the United States in 2016, however they can still be found in other personal care products.
WHERE WE'RE GETTING OUR INFORMATION
 FDA. FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. (2016). https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-issues-final-rule-safety-and-effectiveness-antibacterial-soaps
 NIH. NCBI. The Florence Statement on Triclosan and Triclocarban (2016). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5644973
 NIH. NCBI. Algal bioaccumulation of triclocarban, triclosan, and methyl-triclosan in a North Texas wastewater treatment plant receiving stream. (2007). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17275881
 NIH. NCBI. Human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and fertility: A case-control study in male subfertility patients. (2015). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26292060
 NIH. NCBI. Bioaccumulation of Triclocarban in Lumbriculus variegatus. (2009). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2796485