Throw These Brands Of Toothpaste Out Immediately Before It's Too Late

The chemical, Triclosan, found in common, everyday items such as antibacterial soap, sunscreen along with several face and body lotions, was recently banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, there is one company that is still allowed and continues to use the dangerous chemical in their products. Popular toothpaste company Colgate has been using the chemical Triclosan in their toothpaste for many years and will be allowed to continue to do so after the FDA’s announcement, despite the ban placed on the product. The dangers of Triclosan to the human body are widely known, including but not limited to endocrine disruption, an increase in allergies and hay fever in users, impaired learning and memory. These side effects are particularly harmful when the chemical is used from an early age.

A Colgate spokesman, Thomas DiPiazza, has reached out to the public, highlighting the undeniable benefits Triclosan has on dental health and hygiene. Mr. DiPiazza stated that ‘the full weight of scientific evidence amassed over 25 years continues to support the safety and efficacy of Colgate Total”. This statement was supported by a piece published by the New York Times that revealed that “when used for six to nine months, Triclosan-fluoride toothpaste reduced plaque severity by 41% more than fluoride pastes alone”. The extensive piece also detailed that the “Triclosan-fluoride combination reduced gum inflammation by 22% more and gum bleeding by 48% more than fluoride alone”. The FDA have backed their decision an exception for some toothpaste, with Andrea Fischer, a spokeswoman for the FDA, stating that the chemical “demonstrated to be effective at reducing plaque and gingivitis”. The FDA have indicated that the benefits of using Triclosan far outweighed the potential negatives that may occur: “based on scientific evidence, the balance of benefit and risk is favorable for these products”.

The public are confused by the divisive, many are outraged that Colgate will be allowed to continue using Triclosan in dental hygiene products. Even some professional health workers have questioned the decision, reminding the public that chemicals are absorbed much quicker through the gums than they are through our hands. The debate is not slowing down and non-Triclosan alternatives have been recommended by dentists and academics across the world.

Source: Qpolitical

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