Triclosan and Triclocarban

Needless and Dangerous Antibacterial Chemicals That Should be Prohibited in Consumer Goods

CELA has commissioned the use of a comprehensive screening tool, the GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, to assess the health and environmental impacts of triclosan and triclocarban – found in hundreds of consumer products. Results show that our lakes and rivers -- and our health -- could be at risk from this push to make products stand out on crowded store shelves. These are the first comprehensive assessments and ranking of these two chemicals against a wide range of environmental and health impacts. Major implications exist for the Great Lakes and other waterbodies.       

Image by Jason Drees, the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Produced for: Rolf U. Halden, On the Need and Speed of Regulating Triclosan and Triclocarban in the United States. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48, 3603−3611. Reproduced with permission.

Note: Reports and related outreach materials will be webposted by 10 AM, July 10th

Media Releases and Blogs

Your soap may be toxic when flushed down the drain: New GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals Tool Identifies Hazardous Chemicals in Common Household Products
Triclosan and the Great Lakes
News Advisory: New report on health and environmental threats of “anti-bacterial” consumer products (to be released July 10 at noon)