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Am J Infect Control. 2000 Apr;28(2):184-96.

Triclosan: a review of effectiveness and safety in health care settings.

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Scientific & Regulatory Consultants, Inc, Columbia City, IN 46725, USA.


Triclosan is a widely accepted antimicrobial ingredient because of its safety and antimicrobial efficacy. Triclosan is a unique antimicrobial well suited for use in the health care industry in which mildness is a necessity to protect the health care worker during repeated use and antimicrobial activity is a necessity to protect public health. Triclosan has demonstrated immediate, persistent, broad-spectrum antimicrobial effectiveness and utility in clinical health care settings. This review highlights the utility and effectiveness of a 1% triclosan formulation for use in high-risk, high-frequency handwashing.

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