Triclosan Ingredient Information
High Health Concern
Triclosan meets the criteria used to identify Substance of Very High Concern in the European Union's REACH program and is being prioritized for replacement by safer alternatives.
Triclosan (or its metabolites) is frequently detected in human blood or urine, indicating significant U.S. population exposure.
Triclosan is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
Triclosan is suspected of causing immunotoxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)
Triclosan has been restricted for use in cosmetics in Canada.
Triclosan has been restricted for use in cosmetics in Japan.
Concern that routine domestic use of antibacterial household and personal hygiene products is unnecessary and potentially harmful to the environment due to the persistence and ecotoxicity of active ingredients and to their potential for increasing antibiotic resistance.