Triclosan in water, implications for human and environmental health

  title={Triclosan in water, implications for human and environmental health},
  author={Lamidi W. B. Olaniyan and Noxolo Thabiso Mkwetshana and Anthony Ifeayin Okoh},
Triclosan (TCS) is a broad spectrum antibacterial agent present as an active ingredient in some personal care products such as soaps, toothpastes and sterilizers. It is an endocrine disrupting compound and its increasing presence in water resources as well as in biosolid-amended soils used in farming, its potential for bioaccumulation in fatty tissues and toxicity in aquatic organisms are a cause for concern to human and environmental health. TCS has also been detected in blood, breast milk… CONTINUE READING
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