Jun 25, 2020

Are there Cancer Causing Chemicals in Colgate?

Canada has banned Triclosan
Triclosan in toothpaste

Questionable Product Use Approved by the Government.

We use products for years only to find out they are dangerous. The list of evil substances is long. We use mixtures of chemical materials for personal hygiene items, such as deodorants that contain aluminum (Linked to Alzheimer's Disease). Other personally used chemicals include mercury in dental fillers. Another example comprises public water supplies and toothpaste contaminated with fluoride, allegedly a waste product of fertilizer and nuclear powerplants.

Similarly, it continues with dangerous gasses and vapors in coolants that we inhale. For example, think about the gas is used in making air conditioners and refrigerators. Although Freon isn't used in newer cars, it's still used. And it happens all too frequently that these things are discovered to dangerously affect health or to damage the environment. What these toxic substances have in common, is that they can all cause bodily injury and harm. But now, in addition to fluoride, Colgate faces lawsuits over the addition of Triclosan to at least one type of oral hygiene products.

What Are The Results of The Research Study on Colgate Toothpaste?

A study done on Colgate in recent weeks makes you question if it's safe to use. The study showed it contains chemicals you might want to avoid. The study found the toothpaste guilty of including Triclosan.

  • Triclosan, What Is It?

"Triclosan is an ingredient added to many consumer products intended to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes, and some cosmetics—products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also can be found in clothing, kitchenware, furniture, and toys—products not regulated by the FDA." (Source FDA Website).

Several studies exist since the first, and the ones not paid for by the manufacturing industry are damning to Colgate.

Though the substance is nothing new to the makers of cleaning products, the science is getting more precise as to cancer-causing chemicals. As a result, without admitting Triclosan is dangerous, Colgate voluntarily stopped using Triclosan in its toothpaste several years ago.

 Triclosan Makes Soap and is also Toxic?

We think so. Of particular concern, Triclosan is used in the making of other products besides toothpaste. These are the same chemicals used to make laundry detergents, deodorants, etc. However, none of these products go inside our mouth like our toothpaste. The chemical in our toothpaste has to be something to pay attention to.

The Chemical Research In Toxicology is a magazine that publishes such studies. They ran the new survey that involves the toothpaste with their latest research. The chemical that we know as Triclosan was an active ingredient in Colgate for years. It's found that it may cause a high risk of cancer. It puts the people who use this product regularly in jeopardy.

We must note this substance can cause cancer if used it in significant amounts. People who use Colgate daily for years need to make a choice. They are the ones who need to think as to their future toothpaste.

What are Some of the Triclosan Chemical's Side Effects?

As mentioned earlier, we know the side effects of substances. They exist in the products we use regularly. They're products used for years by people. The news becomes public, and the government does its job to ban the product.

Side Effect of Triclosan Toxicity Include:

  • Abnormal endocrine system/thyroid hormone signals
  • A weakened immune system.

And recent studies suggest that kids exposed to these antibacterial cleansers, or hand sanitizers, have a statistically more significant risk of lifetime asthma, allergies, and skin conditions, such as eczema.

Also, Canada is the one country that took steps immediately. So at least they wanted to protect people against the chemical in toothpaste. Another critical point, the country has banned the chemical. The U.S. has followed suit in most respects. We’ll see how other countries react to this new study.

Also, they may look at Canada’s decision on this substance. If using a product that contains the chemical, it can pass through your skin. You could let large amounts of it to absorb in the body depending on how it's used. Since the substances pass through your skin, it becomes part of your bloodstream. Hormone imbalance is a reaction from the entry of Triclosan in your blood. Also, as noted, it can cause other damage and make you prone to cancer.

Colgate Says You'll Be Fine.

Despite these study results, Colgate continues to stand with its claim. Also, the company claims it causes no harm to humans. Whether it causes cancer or if it doesn't, further studies will decide. You have to decide on your own which side you would like to be on.

More Reading:

Dangerous chemical attorney: https://ehlinelaw.com/practice/defective-products/dangerous-chemicals 

Toxic toothpaste ingredients: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/09/09/toxic-toothpaste-ingredients.aspx