Chemical Found In Colgate Toothpaste Linked To Cancer

By on June 28, 2015
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What brand of toothpaste do you use? If you’re a fan of Colgate, this article might make you want to switch.

A chemical has been found in our most popular toothpaste Colgate, which has been linked to cancer and many other harmful illnesses. This compound is called Triclosan, and it is used in deodorants as well as hand sanitizers.

You can find this chemical in several other things as well, ranging from antiseptic to laundry detergent. A recent study done and published in the Chemical Research in Toxicology found that this chemical promotes cancer growth. This is not surprising because the government tends to tell us something is good until terrible things happen because of it, and they end up banning it like they did with asbestos, PCB’s, and DDT.

Triclosan has no problem passing through the skin and immediately goes to interfering with hormone function. Canada is one step ahead of us as usual and has already put out a ban on products containing this chemical. Despite the substantial amount of evidence against this chemical, Colgate still claims that everything is fine and there is nothing to worry about.

Should we believe them, or are they just trying to ensure they don’t lose money? There is profit to be made on the sick people in this world.

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Resources:

http://organichealth.co/chemical-found-in-colgate-toothpaste-linked-to-cancer/
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/tx5000156
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2265044/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/experts-concerned-about-dangers-of-antibacterial-products/article4282875/

Photo Credit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Colgate-Toothpaste-Postcards-Pretty-Girls-Smile-Lips-/390344769738
http://www.thehindu.com/business/companies/colgatepalmolive-q4-net-down-at-rs-11406-crore/article2062286.ece

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