Abstract

Despite increasing interest in the effects of triclosan and triclocarban on human biology, current knowledge is still limited on the impact of these additives to antimicrobial personal care products on the human microbiome. A carefully designed recent study published in mSphere by Poole and colleagues [A. C. Poole et al., mSphere 1(3):e00056-15, 2016, http://doi.org/10.1128/mSphere.00056-15] highlights both the power of novel methodologies for microbiome elucidation and the longstanding challenge of employing small-cohort studies to inform risk assessment for chemicals of ubiquitous use in modern society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00089-16
JournalmSphere
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Antimicrobials
  • Body burden
  • Community effects
  • Human exposure
  • Microbiome
  • Triclocarban
  • Triclosan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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