A warning has just been issued by the FDA that there will be a ban on triclosan which is a well known agent with potent antibacterial properties and it has been used to make soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toys, and toothpastes. So, according to the FDA this ingredient is dangerous and may cause health risks of high levels and bad side effects as well.
The famous toothpaste brand Colgate has Implemented triclosan into their Colgate Total toothpaste.
“Based on scientific evidence, the balance of benefit and risk is favorable for these products,”
Stated Andrea Fischer, a well known Spokesperson for the FDA.
“The dangers of triclosan (and a related antibacterial chemical, triclocarban) are many,” the Natural Resource Defense Council said in a statement. “For starters, it’s an endocrine disruptor, meaning it interferes with important hormone functions, which can directly affect the brain in addition to our immune and reproductive systems.”
“Specifically, the chemical disturbs thyroid, testosterone, and estrogen regulation, which can create a host of issues including early puberty, poor sperm quality, infertility, obesity, and cancer,” the statement continues. “Studies have also shown it can lead to impaired learning and memory, exacerbate allergies, and weaken muscle function. The impacts of prolonged exposure during fetal development, infancy, and childhood can be particularly severe, resulting in permanent damage.”
Please spread the word on this and be sure to eliminate these toothpastes for your own safety!
Sources and References: thehealthawareness.com