Triclosan Banned Due To Disruptions In Upper Respiratory Microbiome

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent added to some antibacterial soaps, detergents, toothpastes, cosmetics, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments. The intent of triclosan is to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. Its efficacy as an antimicrobial agent, its impact on human microbiome, and the risk of antimicrobial resistance remains controversial. There are ongoing studies that are concerned that triclosan use contributes to the disruption of the upper respiratory tract microbiome and the development of antibiotic resistance and may adversely affect human health.1 The FDA has not received any evidence that triclosan provides a benefit to human health and no evidence that triclosan in products provides any benefit. Yet manufacturers still include triclosan in their products, risking patient’s health.

We are proud to announce that none of the DesBio’s products contain triclosan and our BioPro ENT can help stabilize any disruptions in the upper respiratory tract microbiome. BioPro ENT provides a combination of clinically-studied probiotic strains shown to support the health of the teeth, gums, ears, and sinuses. Featuring BLIS K12TM (Streptococcus salivarius K12), this mint-flavored chewable formula is ideal for promoting a healthy mouth and upper respiratory system.

1 Halden RU. Lessons Learned from Probing for Impacts of Triclosan and Triclocarban on Human Microbiomes. mSphere. 2016 May 18;1(3).