Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. First invented in the 1960s by chemical company Ciba, triclosan is a common antimicrobial agent introduced to the consumer market in the early 1970s. Nowadays, the chemical has become a popular ingredient in many antibacterial soaps, as well as in a wide range of cosmetics and personal care products. However, a new study has associated triclosan with health problems related to cardiovascular and muscular diseases. Learn more about the antimicrobial agent, by reading this book.