Triclosan (Irgasan DP ) (List of chemicals that may cause contact dermatitis / Chemicalien die contacteczeem kunnen veroorzaken). Triclosan (sometimes abbreviated as TCS) is an antibacterial and antifungal agent present in . Chemicals, which was acquired in by chemical giant BASF. BASF currently manufactures TCS under the brand name Irgasan DP IrgasanĀ® DP Product Info. Description, Language, Legal Area. Material Safety Data Sheet, EN, CA, View (k). Material Safety Data Sheet, FR, CA, View.

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Triclosan sometimes abbreviated as TCS is an antibacterial and 3300 agent present in some consumer products, including toothpaste, soapsdetergentstoys, and surgical cleaning treatments. It is irgassn in its uses and mechanism of action to triclocarban. Its efficacy as an antimicrobial agentthe risk of antimicrobial resistanceand its possible role in disrupted hormonal development remains controversial.

Additional research seeks to understand its potential effects on organisms and environmental health. Ddp was developed in the s. Triclosan was used as a hospital scrub in the s.

Since then, it has expanded commercially and is now do common ingredient in soaps 0. As ofthere were five registrations [ further explanation needed ] for triclosan with the EPA.

In commercial, institutional, and industrial irrgasan uses, triclosan is incorporated in conveyor belts, fire hoses, dye bath vats, or ice-making equipment as an antimicrobial. Triclosan may be directly applied to commercial HVAC coils, where it prevents microbial growth that contributes to product degradation.

In healthcare, triclosan is used in surgical scrubs and hand washes. Triclosan is also used in the coatings for some surgical sutures. Triclosan has been employed as a selective agent in molecular cloning. A bacterial host transformed by a plasmid harboring a triclosan-resistant mutant FabI gene mFabI as a selectable marker can grow in presence of high dose of triclosan in growth media.

In surgery, triclosan coated sutures reduce the risk of surgical site infection. A study by Colgate-Palmolive found a significant reduction irggasan gingivitis, bleeding, and plaque with the use of triclosan-containing toothpaste, [24] but an independent review of the Cochrane group suggests that while the reduction in gingivitis, bleeding, and plaque may be statistically significant, it may iirgasan be beneficial enough to yield clinical significance.

Triclosan has also been shown to be effective in treating the rare and currently incurable skin disorder, Hidradenitis suppurativa. This organic compound is a white powdered solid with a slight aromatic, phenolic odor. Categorized as a polychloro phenoxy phenoltriclosan is a chlorinated aromatic compound that has functional groups representative of both ethers and phenols. Phenols often demonstrate antibacterial properties. Triclosan is soluble in ethanolmethanoldiethyl etherand strongly basic solutions such as a 1 M sodium hydroxide solution, but only slightly soluble in water.

Under a irgasxn process, 2,4,4′-trichloro-2′-methoxydiphenyl ether is treated with aluminium chloride. Triclosan irggasan be synthesized through a three-step process starting with 1- 2-hydroxyethyl pyrrolidinone. The 1- 2-hydroxyethyl pyrrolidinone is dehydrated with either zinc or calcium oxide into 1-vinylpyrrolidinone.

The United States Pharmacopeia formulary has published a pd for triclosan that sets purity standards. At high concentrations, triclosan acts as a biocide with multiple cytoplasmic and membrane targets. Triclosan binds to bacterial enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase ENR enzyme, [33] which is encoded by the gene FabI. Fatty acids are necessary for building and reproducing cell membranes.

Humans do not have an ENR enzyme and thus are not affected by this mode of action. Triclosan has been found to be a weak endocrine disruptorthough the relevance of this to humans is uncertain. Humans are exposed to triclosan through skin absorption when washing hands or in the shower, brushing teeth, using mouthwash or doing dishes, and through ingestion when swallowed. When triclosan is released into the environment, additional exposure to the chemical is possible through ingesting plants grown in soil treated with sewage sludgeor eating fish exposed to it.


Once absorbed, triclosan is metabolized by humans primarily through conjugation reactions into glucuronide and sulfate conjugates that are excreted in feces and urine.

Disinfection of the skin with detergent preparations of Irgasan DP and other antiseptics.

Pharmacokinetic studies demonstrate that triclosan sulfate and glucuronide may be formed in the liver at approximately equal rates at the environmentally relevant concentration of 1 to 5 microMolar. When concentrations of triclosan are below 1 microMolar, sulfonation is expected to be the major metabolic pathway for elimination.

Because of potential health concerns spanning from antimicrobial resistance to endocrine disruption, triclosan has been designated as a “contaminant of emerging concern CEC “, meaning it is under investigation for public health risk.

In an article from May on the current status of triclosan, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon and colleagues cite various studies that report “emerging health concerns related to the use of TCS such as microbial resistance, dermal irritations, endocrine disruption, higher incidence of allergies, altered thyroid hormone metabolism and tumors development due to TCS and its by-products”. Triclosan is considered safe by some but is under ongoing review by the FDA.

This preliminary assessment confirms that Canadians can continue to safely use products such as toothpaste, shampoo and soap containing triclosan”. Triclosan has been associated with a higher risk of food allergy. This effect may also occur with chlorhexidine gluconate and PCMXamong other antibacterial agents. Triclosan can react with the free chlorine in chlorinated tap water to produce lesser amounts of other compounds, such as 2,4-dichlorophenol.

Some of these intermediates convert into dioxins upon exposure to UV radiation from the sun or other sources. The use of triclosan-toothpaste may not be associated with any increase in serious adverse cardiac events. Concerns on the health effects of triclosan have been raised after it was detected in human breast milk, blood, and urine samples. Studies on rats have shown that triclosan exposure modulates estrogen-dependent responses.

The earliest known safety testing began in The duration of triclosan in personal product use is relatively short. As little triclosan is released through plastic and textile household consumer products, these are not considered to be major sources of triclosan contamination.

During wastewater treatment, a portion of triclosan is degraded, while the remaining adsorbs to sewage sludge or exits the plant as effluent. While studies using semi-permeable membrane devices have found that triclosan does not strongly bioaccumulate, methyl-triclosan is comparatively more stable and lipophilic and thus poses a higher risk of bioaccumulation. The ability of triclosan to bioaccumulate is affected by its ionization state in different environmental conditions.

Global warming may increase uptake and effects of triclosan in aquatic organisms. Triclosan is toxic to aquatic bacteria at levels found in the environment.

It is highly toxic to various types of algae and has the potential to affect the structure of algal communities, particularly immediately downstream of effluents from wastewater treatment facilities that treat household wastewaters. It has irgaasan been found in land animals including earthworms and species higher up the food chain. Triclosan favors anaerobic conditions which is typical in soil and sediment. The antimicrobial properties of Triclosan are resistant to irhasan degradation which is the main contributor to its persistence in the environment.

Concern pertains to the potential for cross-resistance or co-resistance to other antimicrobials. Numerous studies have been performed and there have been results indicating that the use of biocidal agents, such as irbasan, can cause cross-resistance. Results from a study published in The American Journal of Infection Control showed that exposure to triclosan was associated with a high risk of developing resistance and cross-resistance in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.


This was not observed with exposure to chlorhexidine or a hydrogen peroxide -based agent during the conditions in said study. A comprehensive analysis in from the University of Michigan School of Public Irgasn indicated that plain soaps are just as effective as consumer-grade antibacterial soaps with triclosan in preventing illness 300 removing bacteria from the hands.

Nonorganic antibiotics and organic biocides are effective alternatives to triclosan, such as silver and copper ions and nanoparticles. EPA generally regulates uses on solid surfaces, and FDA regulations cover uses rp personal care products. Inirhasan US FDA began the drug review monograph process for “over-the-counter OTC topical antimicrobial products,” including triclosan and triclocarban. The advisory panel first met on June 29, irhasan, and the agency published its proposed rule on Sept 13, FDA is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking on topical antimicrobial drug products after considering the public comments on that notice and other information in the administrative record for this rulemaking.

FDA is also requesting data and information concerning the safety and effectiveness of topical antimicrobials for use as hand sanitizers or dips. Because the FDA prohibited hexachlorophenea compound similar to triclosan, Halden and others argued that the FDA should also ban triclosan.

The 19 ingredients are: The state of Minnesota took action against triclosan in advance of a federal rule. In Maythe governor signed a bill banning triclosan-containing products in the state. A CNN article quotes the new law, “In order to prevent the spread of infectious disease and avoidable infections and to promote best practices in sanitation, no dl shall offer for retail sale in Minnesota any cleaning product that contains triclosan and is used by consumers for sanitizing or hand and body cleansing.

The exceptions to this rule are individual products that have received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for consumer use. In light of mounting evidence on the human health and ecotoxic effects of triclosan, some companies reformulated to remove it in advance of regulation: The list states that triclosan is currently allowed in cosmetics up to 0.

Triclosan was not approved by the European Commission as xp active substance for use irgasann biocidal products for product-type 1 rigasan January In Europe, triclosan is regulated as a cosmetic preservative and must be listed on the label.

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National Association of Clean Water Agencies website. The Medical Journal of Australia. American Journal of Infection Control.

Journal of Hospital Infection. Retrieved 26 January Skin and Soft Tissue Injuries and Infections: A Practical Evidence Based Guide. Examples of antibacterial sutures that are coated with the antibacterial agent triclosan include In many institutions these have replaced the comparable non-antibacterial sutures.


British Journal of Surgery. Patchen; Itani, Kamal M. Journal of Food Protection.