Uncontrolled use of triclosan may promote nasal colonization of S. Aureus

  • April 23, 2014

Unrestricted use of triclosan may lead to nasal colonization of Staphylococcus aureus, as well as the binding of S. aureus to human proteins, according to recent study results.

“The biocide triclosan is used in a vast number of personal care products, including soaps, toothpastes, kitchen surfaces, clothes, and medical equipment,” researchers wrote in mBio. “Despite recent reviews of triclosan’s potential impact on public health, it is still used widely and faces minimal regulation in the United States; as a result, triclosan is accumulating in the environment, as well as in human bodies.”

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