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‘Triclosan’, considered harmful when exposed to high levels for a long time, is most likely present in which of the following?
(a) Food preservatives
(b) Fruit-ripening substances
(c) Reused plastic containers
(d) Toiletries



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Triclosan is most likely present in toiletries. Triclosan is an antimicrobial agent that has been widely used in personal care products such as soaps, toothpaste, deodorants, and cosmetics. It is added to these products to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. However, there are concerns about the potential harmful effects of triclosan when exposed to high levels for a long time. Studies have suggested that prolonged exposure to triclosan may contribute to antibiotic resistance and disrupt hormonal systems. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the presence of triclosan in toiletries and consider using alternatives that do not contain this ingredient.


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