Health care worker exposures to the antibacterial agent triclosan.

  title={Health care worker exposures to the antibacterial agent triclosan.},
  author={Julia Macisaac and Roy R L Gerona and Paul David Blanc and Latifat Apatira and Matthew W Friesen and Michael L Coppolino and Sarah M. Janssen},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={56 8},
OBJECTIVE We sought to quantify absorption of triclosan, a potential endocrine disruptor, in health care workers with occupational exposure to soap containing this chemical. METHODS A cross-sectional convenience sample of two groups of 38 health care workers at separate inpatient medical centers: hospital 1 uses 0.3% triclosan soap in all patient care areas; hospital 2 does not use triclosan-containing products. Additional exposure to triclosan-containing personal care products was assessed… CONTINUE READING
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