Ep 5. What’s the Deal With Triclosan?

As you may have heard, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration recently announced a ban on using the antibacterial agent triclosan (and 18 other substances) in soaps, and then last week the issue of antibacterial resistance was discussed at the UN General Assembly. In this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast, we talk with scientist Eric Melby about different types of antibacterial chemicals and why we should care about triclosan in the environment.

Soap with triclosan? Not any more! (image by Kelly Thomas)


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Interviewee: Dr. Eric Melby

Producer/Host: Miriam Krause

Music: Our music is by Ketsa, from the Free Music Archive