Chemical Found in Colgate Toothpaste Linked to Cancer

    The advertisement of Colgate claims it as the most recommended dental care product by experts and dentist. Thus, you probably one of those you started using it by keeping faith on the product.

    But, it will be shocking news for you that recent study has discovered that Colgate toothpaste consists of a dangerious substance called Triclosan. This compound is responsible for various health ailments and can lead to cancer as well.

    A journal of Chemical Research in Toxicology has published a study which revealed the presence of Triclosan in Colgate toothpaste. Several studies have already clarified the ill effect of Triclosan on our health.


    Endocrine disruption, interference with hormone functions and quick passage through the skin are some of the drawbacks for Triclosan. Also, in 2008 journal of Environmental Health Perspectives has published a paper which indicated that 70% (from a sample of 2.517 people age 6 or older) of urine sample consist of triclosan in it .

    Unfortunately, Triclosan has become a common component in products like deodorants, laundry detergents, antiseptics, hand sanitizer and other cosmetic products. A study published in a magazine Chemical Research in Toxicology explained that high amount of Triclosan in the body can lead to cancer.

    The substance penetrates the skin and directly enters the blood in our body causing hormonal imbalance. Although research has already warned about the ill effect of Triclosan the Colgate still claimed that their product is safe. So far Triclosan is banned only in Canada in the world.

    The government of different nations remains silent of the side effects of Triclosan on our body. Just like the case of DT, asbestos and PCB the government must be waiting to identify serious problems to ban the ingredient and product consist of Triclosan.

    Until that time we are on our own to manage our health. Be aware of the side effects of Triclosan and keep your family protected from hazardous disease.

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