Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate), Endocrine disruption (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Ecotoxicology (low)
SYNONYMS3,4,4'-TRICHLOROCARBANILIDE, N-(4-CHLOROPHENYL)-N'-(3,4-DICHLOROPHENYL)- UREA, N-(4-CHLOROPHENYL)-N'-(3,4-DICHLOROPHENYL)UREA, TCC, TRICHLOROCARBANILIDE, TRICLOCARBAN, and UREA, N-(4-CHLOROPHENYL)-N'-(3,4-DICHLOROPHENYL)-
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Triclocarban is a substituted carbanilide.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|bar soap||9 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Absorbs into the skin||Open scientific literature|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||Open scientific literature|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||OSPAR PBTs - Substances of Possible Concern|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|One or more animal studies show blood and liver effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)||Open scientific literature|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at high doses||Open scientific literature|
|3752 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- OSPAR (Oslo-Paris). 2002. OSPAR List of Substances of Possible Concern. Secondary OSPAR List of Substances of Possible Concern. Secondary OSPAR. Place Published, OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environement of North-East Atlanic.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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