Are there Cancer Causing Chemicals in Colgate?

Triclosan in toothpaste
Triclosan in toothpaste

Did the government approve of Cancer?

We use products for years only to find later they were dangerous. Many of our personal hygiene deodorants contain toxic aluminum mixed with other chemicals. (Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease). We personally use other dangerous chemicals, including mercury dental fillers, fluoridated public water supplies, and fluoride contaminated toothpaste. Fluoride is a waste product from fertilizer and nuclear powerplants.

This dangerous chemical transforms into dangerous gasses and vapors directly into your air conditioning coolant systems circulating our inhaled air supply. For example, think about Freon gas for air conditioners and refrigerators. Although Freon isn’t used in newer car air conditioning systems, it’s still used to recharge older vehicle models and other appliances. All too frequently, we discover things that dangerously affect our health or damage our environment. One thing these toxic substances have in common is causing people bodily injury and harm. But now, in addition to fluoride, Colgate faces lawsuits from the proliferation of Triclosan into their oral hygiene products.

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

In recent weeks, a study done on Colgate makes you question if it’s safe to use since it showed Colgate cancer-causing 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 cleaning products, the science is getting more precise about 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. We should all be paying attention to the chemicals manufacturers have placed inside of our toothpaste.

The Chemical Research In Toxicology is a magazine that published and ran a new survey involving toothpaste and their latest research. They claimed the chemical Triclosan was an active ingredient used to make Colgate for many years that may cause high cancer risks, placing people regularly using this product in jeopardy. Studies prove that Triclosan causes cancer when used in significant amounts. Long term Colgate users have stark choices to make and must think about their future toothpaste choices.

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 took immediate protective steps banning caustic chemical containing toothpaste. Another critical point, their government banned Triclosan altogether, not just in toothpaste. The U.S. has less aggressively taken some protective measures against Triclosan in most respects. Time will tell us whether other countries will react to this new study positively.

Also, they may want to look at Canada’s decision to ban this substance. If you are using a product containing toxic chemicals to pass through your skin, large amounts might absorb in the body depending on how frequently absorption into your bloodstream occurs. Hormone imbalance is a potential reaction caused by Triclosan entering your blood. As noted, Triclosan can inflict other damage besides making you prone to certain cancers.

Colgate Says You’ll Be Fine

Despite these study results, Colgate continues to stand by its public claims to consumers that their toothpaste causes humans no harm. Whether Colgate causes cancer or not must be decided through more U.S and foreign studies. For now, you must choose your side during your quest for safe toothpaste.

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