Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Triclosan in Toothpaste is a real problem

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Triclosan Found In Colgate Total Toothpaste Linked To Cancer & They’re Still Putting It In There
U.S Food and Drug Administration - Triclosan - Colgate Total Toothpaste 

 From The Globe and Mail  -
Antibacterial products are more popular than ever nowadays, thanks in part to fears over infectious diseases such as H1N1 and SARS.
But this week, the Canadian Medical Association called on the federal government to ban all antibacterial household products because of fears they cause bacterial resistance.

The motion was proposed by Ottawa family physician Kapil Khatter, who is also president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. He says he can understand the appeal of antibacterial products, but in reality they do more harm than good.
 Read that part again a couple of times.......
 Triclosan was invented over 35 years ago. Its primary use was by doctors and nurses doing surgical scrubs.  This active ingredient has crept into numerous products and is in common use now.  It is said it can decrease the effectiveness of Antibiotics.

Triclosan is appearing in Breast Milk, this shows that there is a noticeable cumulative effect on people if it shows up here.  It is washed down the drain in most households and it does not break down very quickly and hangs around in the environment for a length of time and does some really nasty stuff.  The following statement is from the linked article.
Triclosan can react to chlorine in drinking water and form chloroform, which is a carcinogen. And when Triclosan reacts with light, it can actually form poisonous dioxins.
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