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Enhanced skin absorption
|About 7% of the triclocarban applied to the skin of 5 human test subjects penetrated the skin, as measured in urine.||Wester RC, Maibach HI, Surinchak J, Bucks DAW Predictability of in vitro diffusion systems: Effect of skin types and ages on percutaneous absorption of Triclocarban. Dermatol. 1985; 6:223-6.|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||OSPAR PBTs - Substances of Possible Concern|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|European Union Cosmetics Directive III/100: Rinse-off products, 1.5%; VI/23: As preservative, 0.2%.||European Union Cosmetics Directive|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Male rats exposed to 75 mg/kg/day triclocarban developed anemia and had increased spleen and liver weights.||Monsanto A twenty-four month dietary toxicity/carcinogenicity study of Triclocarban in rats. 1981. Report no. BDN-77-280.|
|All male sex accessory organs increased significantly in size in castrated, testosterone-treated male rats fed 0.25% triclocarban.||Chen J, Ahn KC, Gee NA, Ahmed MI, Duleba AJ, Zhao L, Gee SJ, Hammock BD, Lasley BL Triclocarban enhances testosterone action: a new type of endocrine disruptor? Endocrinology. 2008 Mar;149(3):1173-9.|
|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|
|Triclocarban enhances the effects of testosterone, according to a study of castrated male rats.||Chen J, Ahn KC, Gee NA, Ahmed MI, Duleba AJ, Zhao L, Gee SJ, Hammock BD, Lasley BL Triclocarban enhances testosterone action: a new type of endocrine disruptor? Endocrinology. 2008 Mar;149(3):1173-9.|
|3752 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Wester RC, Maibach HI, Surinchak J, Bucks DAW Predictability of in vitro diffusion systems: Effect of skin types and ages on percutaneous absorption of Triclocarban. Dermatol. 1985; 6:223-6.
- 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.
- 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/ .
- European Union Cosmetics Directive
- Monsanto A twenty-four month dietary toxicity/carcinogenicity study of Triclocarban in rats. 1981. Report no. BDN-77-280.
- Chen J, Ahn KC, Gee NA, Ahmed MI, Duleba AJ, Zhao L, Gee SJ, Hammock BD, Lasley BL Triclocarban enhances testosterone action: a new type of endocrine disruptor? Endocrinology. 2008 Mar;149(3):1173-9.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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