Recent evidence regarding triclosan and cancer risk

Michael T. Dinwiddie, Paul Terry, Jiangang Chen

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Abstract

Triclosan is a broad-spectrum antibacterial commonly used in cosmetics, dentifrices, and other consumer products. The compound's widespread use in consumer products and its detection in breast milk, urine, and serum have raised concerns regarding its potential association with various human health outcomes. Recent evidence suggests that triclosan may play a role in cancer development, perhaps through its estrogenicity or ability to inhibit fatty acid synthesis. Our aims here are to review studies of human exposure levels, to evaluate the results of studies examining the effects of triclosan on cancer development, and to suggest possible directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2209-2217
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 2014

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Human Milk
Cosmetics
Fatty Acids
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Health
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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Recent evidence regarding triclosan and cancer risk. / Dinwiddie, Michael T.; Terry, Paul; Chen, Jiangang.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 11, No. 2, 21.02.2014, p. 2209-2217.

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Dinwiddie, Michael T. ; Terry, Paul ; Chen, Jiangang. / Recent evidence regarding triclosan and cancer risk. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 2209-2217.
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