Toothpaste presents cancer danger?

Jun 2nd 2018 Posted by MDR

Recent studies of Triclosan (a common toothpaste ingredient) suggest that it may promote colon irritation and cancer. In a range of animal studies, all subjects showed colon inflammation and colitis associated tumors.

Triclosan has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it very useful in a wide variety of products and is used globally. You can find it in toothpaste, soaps, detergents; even blankets, socks and toys.

Although considered safe, the widespread use may cause excessive accumulation. Triclosan has been found in breast milk, blood plasma, 75% of urine samples, and is present in many streams, rivers, and oceans.

Triclosan, with a worldwide ubiquity, may be related to recents increases of colon cancer being seen in younger groups than previously and more Irritable Bowel Syndrome cases than ever.


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