Chemical Found in Colgate Toothpaste Linked to Cancer

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Probably the most popular toothpaste in the world is Colgate, and you are most likely one of the numerous people that regularly use it.

Chemical Found in Colgate Toothpaste Linked to Cancer

Still, in a recent study it was revealed that there is a dangerous substance in the Colgate toothpaste called Triclosa, which can trigger cancer development and appearance of other ailments.

A study that was recently published in the Chemical Research in Toxicology journal discovered that this chemical encourages growth of the cancer cells. Over the previous few years, there were many studies conducted, and all of them outlined the health dangers linked to this chemical.

Triclosan has the ability to penetrate through the skin and interfere with the function of the hormones and disrupt the endocrine. This is not all, because as the study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives in 2008 indicated, scientists detected triclosan in the urine of about 75 percent of the tested people (2,517 of them, aged 6 and more).

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