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Terrestrial ecotoxicological effects of the antimicrobial agent triclosan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18706695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent widely used in many contemporary consumer and health care products. This study assayed phytotoxicity of triclosan using plant growth tests, soil microbial activity using soil respiration and phosphatase activity tests and soil microbial functional diversity using the Biolog ECO plates. The results showed that triclosan inhibited plant growth in soil, with rice seeds being more sensitive than cucumber seeds with EC50 values of 57 and 108 mg/kg. Soil respiration was significantly inhibited in the treatments with triclosan at concentrations more than 10mg/kg (dry soil) during the first 4 days of incubation, but recovered later on after longer incubation. Phosphatase activity was also inhibited for all the soils treated with triclosan (from 0.1 to 50mg/kg dry soil), but a declining inhibition was observed after 2 days of incubation. Biolog analysis found that triclosan treatment increased the utilization of carbon sources and exerted no adverse effects on the functional diversity of soil microbial community.
Feng Liu; Guang-Guo Ying; Li-Hua Yang; Qi-Xing Zhou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-08-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecotoxicology and environmental safety     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1090-2414     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-28     Completed Date:  2008-12-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805381     Medline TA:  Ecotoxicol Environ Saf     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tianhe, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / toxicity*
Biodegradation, Environmental
Cucumis sativus / drug effects,  growth & development
Environmental Pollutants / toxicity
Lead / toxicity
Oryza sativa / drug effects,  growth & development
Plant Roots / drug effects,  growth & development
Plants / drug effects,  growth & development
Seeds / drug effects,  physiology
Soil / standards
Soil Microbiology
Soil Pollutants / toxicity
Triclosan / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Environmental Pollutants; 0/Soil; 0/Soil Pollutants; 3380-34-5/Triclosan; 7439-92-1/Lead

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