Survey of triclosan in cosmetic products

Survey of chemical substances in consumer products No. 152, 2016

The report maps out the actual occurrence of triclosan in cosmetic consumer products on the Danish market and shows that triclosan commonly is found in toothpastes, deodorants, nail products and hand soaps. Products as body soap/shower gel, face powder, blemish concealer and mouthwash are not found with triclosan. In addition a mass flow analysis is carried out. The mass flow analysis shows that the main field of application of triclosan is in cosmetics and personal care products, and that the majority of the amount of triclosan in Denmark comes from the import of cosmetic products from other EU countries.

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