Hexachlorophene also known as Nabac is an antiseptic agent. The compound is a white to light tan crystalline powder which is either odorless or processes a slightly phenolic odor. Hexachlorophene is very useful in medicine as it is used as topical anti-infective and an anti-bacterial agent for soaps. It is also used in agriculture as a fungicide, plant bactericide, soil fungicide and acaricide. more...
It became suspected of causing Cancer in 1969 and was withdrawn from over the counter sales to young people with skin acne and it(Phisohex) became a prescription drug. It did not cause Cancer.
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