The Florence Statement on Triclosan and Triclocarban

Halden, Rolf U.; Lindeman, Avery E.; Aiello, Allison E.; Andrews, David; Arnold, William A.; Fair, Patricia; Fuoco, Rebecca E.; Geer, Laura A.; Johnson, Paula I.; Lohmann, Rainer; McNeill, Kristopher; Sacks, Victoria P.; Schettler, Ted; Weber, Roland; Zoeller, R. Thomas; & Blum, Arlene. (2017). The Florence Statement on Triclosan and Triclocarban. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(6), 064501. PMCID: PMC5644973

Halden, Rolf U.; Lindeman, Avery E.; Aiello, Allison E.; Andrews, David; Arnold, William A.; Fair, Patricia; Fuoco, Rebecca E.; Geer, Laura A.; Johnson, Paula I.; Lohmann, Rainer; McNeill, Kristopher; Sacks, Victoria P.; Schettler, Ted; Weber, Roland; Zoeller, R. Thomas; & Blum, Arlene. (2017). The Florence Statement on Triclosan and Triclocarban. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(6), 064501. PMCID: PMC5644973

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The Florence Statement on Triclosan and Triclocarban documents a consensus of more than 200 scientists and medical professionals on the hazards of and lack of demonstrated benefit from common uses of triclosan and triclocarban. These chemicals may be used in thousands of personal care and consumer products as well as in building materials. Based on extensive peer-reviewed research, this statement concludes that triclosan and triclocarban are environmentally persistent endocrine disruptors that bioaccumulate in and are toxic to aquatic and other organisms. Evidence of other hazards to humans and ecosystems from triclosan and triclocarban is presented along with recommendations intended to prevent future harm from triclosan, triclocarban, and antimicrobial substances with similar properties and effects. Because antimicrobials can have unintended adverse health and environmental impacts, they should only be used when they provide an evidence-based health benefit. Greater transparency is needed in product formulations, and before an antimicrobial is incorporated into a product, the long-term health and ecological impacts should be evaluated.




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Halden, Rolf U.
Lindeman, Avery E.
Aiello, Allison E.
Andrews, David
Arnold, William A.
Fair, Patricia
Fuoco, Rebecca E.
Geer, Laura A.
Johnson, Paula I.
Lohmann, Rainer
McNeill, Kristopher
Sacks, Victoria P.
Schettler, Ted
Weber, Roland
Zoeller, R. Thomas
Blum, Arlene



2017


Environmental Health Perspectives

125

6

064501








PMC5644973


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