Banned from Soap, Is Triclosan in Your Toothpaste?

Eugene Chang, MD, professor of medicine, University of Chicago; board member, American Gastroenterological Association’s Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education. (link; 773-702-6458; [email protected])

Samara Geller, senior research and database analyst, Environmental Working Group, Washington, D.C. (link; 202-607-2645; [email protected])

Julie Gosse, PhD, associate professor of molecular and biomedical sciences, University of Maine, Orono. (link; 207-581-4833; [email protected])

Ted Schettler, MD, science director, Science and Environment Health Network, Eugene, OR. (link; 415-868-9831; [email protected])..

Brian Slezak, PhD, toxicologist, Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, NJ. (link; reached through Tom Piazzo, Colgate’s press rep.)

Guodong Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of food science, University of Massachusetts Amherst. (link; 413-545-1014; [email protected])

CDC: “Periodontal Disease.” (link)

Cochrane Review: “Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health.” (link)

EPA: “Consumer Products Treated with Pesticides.” (link)

EPA: “Triclosan.” (link)

EPA: “Triclosan Facts.” (link)

FDA: “5 Things to Know about Triclosan.” (link)

FDA: “FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps.” (link)

FDA: “FDA In Brief: FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness for certain active ingredients in over-the-counter health care antiseptic hand washes and rubs in the medical setting.” (link)

Halden, R. Environmental Health Perspectives, June 2017 (link) Florence Statement.

Johnson & Johnson: “Ingredients.” (link)

Mayo Clinic: “Gingivitis.” (link)

Procter & Gamble: “Triclosan and Triclocarbon.” (link)

Ribado, J. EMBO Molecular Medicine, October 13, 2017.

Unilever: “Triclosan and Triclocarbon.” (link)

Yang, H. Science Translational Medicine, May 30, 2018.

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