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April 2023
Sara Dichtwald MD, Esther Dahan MD, Amir Gal-Oz MD, Idit Matot MD

Triclosan (5-chloro-2-[2, 4-dichlorophenoxy] phenol) is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in numerous consumer products. It has been in use for more than four decades and is present in soaps, shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes, mouth washes, and cleaning supplies [1]. Presently, triclosan is being incorporated into an increasing number of products including toys, bedding, clothes, and trash bags ]1]. On contact, triclosan penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream. Due to its high hydrophobicity, triclosan accumulates in fatty tissues and is found in human samples (urine, breast milk, and serum) [1]. At high concentrations, triclosan acts as a biocide with multiple cytoplasmic and membrane targets [3].

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G.Y. Stein, Z. Fradin, Y. Ori, P. Singer, Y. Korobko and A. Zeidman
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