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Toothpaste and hand wash may contribute to antibiotic resistance

Tuesday, 19 June 2018
  • Dr Jianhua Guo (left) and PhD student Ji Lu conducting experiments using triclosan

A common ingredient in toothpaste and hand wash could be contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to University of Queensland research.

A study led by Dr Jianhua Guo from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre focused on triclosan, a compound used in more than 2000 personal care products.

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