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What is the minimum percentage of triclosan that qualifies

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What is the minimum percentage of triclosan that qualifies a soap as antimicrobial for fda (making a claim on the product label)? And what is the source of your answer?
There is not a "threshold" amount where a label can claim "antimicrobial". We know this because triclosan is included in some toothpastes, but the toothpastes do not need to claim antimicrobial, however DO need to include this on the label for ingredients.

Triclosan is also included in some kids toys as well as furniture and kitchenware.

If triclosan is included in the product, because it is considered a "drug", the label MUST state that in the ingredient list.
from international sanitary supply.
from the Environmental protection agency. and then finally the FDA

There are the big 3 that you should take as weighted information.

So in other words there is not a requirement to have a "certain amount" in a product before it can claim antimicrobial.
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