Author(s): Oğuzhan Gök1, Burak Tekelioğlu2
  • 1. Aksaray University, Department of Environmental Engineering
  • 2. Aksaray University, Department of Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Triclosan (TCS) is the active ingredient used in health and personal care products, especially in the structure of toothpastes, due to its antibacterial properties, and its concentrations are mainly 0.1-0.3% by weight. The use of antimicrobial and antibacterial products is increasing steadily around the world, so there is a constant release of TCS compound into the environment. Recent studies show that the use of antibacterial products is increasing during the corona virus pandemic process, so it is observed that TCS has increased in contact with humans and the environment. TCS is a chemical substance that has the potential for toxic biocide degradation in the environment and may adversely affect the environment and human health. This compound is known as “endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC)” because it accumulates in aquatic organisms and remains intact in the environmental environment for a long time, and is included in a group generally defined as "Emerging Organic Pollutants (EOP)". In this study, the properties of TCS, its contact with the human body and face water, its treatment in the waste water treatment plant and its effects on the environment and human life are mentioned.