Triclocarban is an antibacterial abettor accepted in claimed affliction articles like soaps and lotions as able-bodied as in the medical field, for which it was originally developed. Studies on its antibacterial qualities and mechanisms are growing. Analysis suggests that it is agnate in its apparatus to triclosan and is able in angry infections by targeting the advance of bacilli such as Staphylococcus aureus. Additional analysis seeks to accept its abeyant for causing antibacterial attrition and its furnishings on organismal and ecology health.
Triclocarban has been acclimated as an antimicrobial and antifungal admixture back the 1960s. It is frequently begin in claimed affliction articles as antimicrobials such as in soaps, lotions, deodorants, toothpaste, and plastic. About 80% of all antimicrobial bar soap awash in the United States contains triclocarban. Additionally, the United States spends about 1 billion dollars annually on articles absolute triclocarban and triclosan.
In December 2013, the Food and Drug Administration appropriate all companies to prove aural the next year, that triclocarban is not adverse to consumers. In contempo years, companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, and Avon accept amorphous phasing out actinic use due to bloom concerns.