Issue Date: October 30, 2017 | Web Date: October 25, 2017
Toothpaste compounds, including triclosan, build up in toothbrushes
Toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling clean and tingly, but how does it leave your toothbrush? New research shows that compounds in toothpaste, including the antimicrobial agent triclosan, can build up in toothbrush heads and leach back out over time (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02839).
Triclosan was once a common component of antibacterial soaps and body . . .
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