Pres­ence of Tri­closan (TCN) and Tri­clo­car­ban (TCC)

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As per In­dian Stan­dard (IS), an­tibac­te­rial soaps are per­mit­ted to con­tain tri­closan (TCN) or tri­clo­car­ban (TCC) up to a max­i­mum of one per cent (1 per cent) of the to­tal vol­ume. Sl No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Brand Ha­mam Reliance Lifebuoy Savlon San­toor Bac­ter Shield Go­drej Det­tol Pal­mo­live Patan­jali TCN/TCC Claim Hand Wash with TCN/TCC TCC TCN & TCC TCC TCN TCN TCN No TCN/TCC 0.051 0.0387 Hand Wash with­out TCN/TCC No TCN/TCC No TCN/TCC Hand Wash Herbal-Based Herbal (neem and tulsi) Re­sults (%) 0.014 TCN 0.039 Nil 0.11 0.16 Nil Nil 0.087 Net Weight (ml) 200 ml 250 ml 215 ml 220 ml 225 ml 215 ml 300 ml 215 ml 250 ml 250 ml Det­tol, Pal­mo­live, Patan­jali and Go­drej did not claim TCN/TCC, but its pres­ence was ob­served in Go­drej and Patan­jali. All other brands claimed TCN/TCC. The TCN/TCC was found much be­low the per­mit­ted limit. All the brands qual­i­fied to be ef­fec­tive in re­mov­ing/killing germs sig­nif­i­cantly. Det­tol, Go­drej, Patan­jali and Pal­mo­live claimed to be ef­fec­tive in re­mov­ing germs with­out us­ing TCN and TCC. In lab test­ing, pres­ence of TCN was ob­served in Go­drej (0.0387 per cent) and Patan­jali (0.087 per cent).

An­tibac­te­rial Ac­tiv­ity, Zone of In­hi­bi­tion, Con­tact Kill

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