... mice received less than 28.6 mg/kg TCS daily through water ... So, how much triclosan liquid soap would I have to drink daily in order to achieve this dose?
First, we need to know the concentration of triclosan in your average bottle of hand soap:
... most of the popular liquid hand soap brands contain between 0.1% and 0.45% weight/volume ... I'll be generous and assume that all of the 0.45% triclosan in our liquid soap is absorbed.
For your average 70 kg human the daily dose can now be calculated!
(70 kg) * (28.6 mg/kg) / (0.45%) = 445 g
Just shy of 16 oz. That's a lot of hand soap to use, much less drink. Daily.
|You can't even bring that much on an airplane!|
Preventing antibacterial resistance is reason enough to avoid products with triclosan.
Argument from chemophobia isn't how we get people to use antimicrobial products responsibly.