Colgate toothpaste found to contain cancer-causing chemical
|Colgate toothpaste found to contain cancer-causing chemical||Darrell Miller||11/28/16|
November 28, 2016 04:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Colgate toothpaste found to contain cancer-causing chemical
Triclosan is an active ingredient in Colgate toothpaste. Some research says that it contributes to antibiotic resistance and hormone disruption, but the FDA is still allowing it to be included in toothpaste. It is, however, banned from being used in antibacterial soaps. The FDA sites the fact that the chemical is effective against gum inflammation and plaque, but is that worth the risk? Many mice that were exposed to triclosan developed cancerous tumors and those that already had them experienced rapid growth of the tumors. This definitely causes pause when selecting toothpastes.
- Because the evidence indicates it is indeed effective against gum inflammation and plaque, it will be allowed to remain in toothpaste.
- Most recently, a joint research effort led by researchers from the University of California's San Diego and Davis campuses found that the chemical agent's effects on health may be more sinister than we're being led to believe.
- While animal testing is not something to be condoned, the results of this study were nonetheless shocking.
"The researchers also exposed human muscle cells to an amount of the chemical equivalent to average exposure."