In the last few months, a dangerous chemical was found in one of the most popular America’s toothpaste
The substance is called triclosan and is also used in hand sanitizers, cleansers and deodorants/antiperspirants. It is used as an antibacterial agent in preservatives to resist bacteria, antiseptics for wounds, facial tissues, and laundry detergent. These products include linens, toys, toilet fixtures, clothing, mattresses, garbage bags etc.
A recent study showed this chemical encourages cancer. Many other studies in the last few years outlined the health risk related with his chemical.
But don’t forget that corporations and governments use to inform us that asbestos, DDT and PCB’s were all effective and safe, yet all of them have since been prohibited.
Triclosan pass through the skin and hinder with hormone function. Scientists also found the substance in the urine of 75% of the tested people.
CMA (Canadian Medical Association) called for a ban of products that consists the chemical. According to FDA (food and drug administration), Triclosan is safe substance.
This document was actually withheld from the public. FDA and the major corporations have a big influence and power over the government policy.
Despite the many lawsuits and evidences with Colgate, this corporation says that there is nothing to worry about and that everything is fine
Will you continue to believe the corporations, will you continue the use the toothpaste, will you do research by yourself, it is up to you.
These corporations are not concerned about your health, they only want to maximize their profits.
In the end, Colgate said that it has no intentions to reformulate the content of the toothpaste.
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