Presence of Triclosan (TCN) and Triclocarban (TCC)
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