Colgate toothpastes are the most popular toothpastes around the world, so you probably belong to the group of people who use it every day.
However, a study discovered it to possess a dangerous substance, Triclosa, which can be the reason for cancer development and appearance of other ailments. Triclosan is a common component of laundry detergents, deodorants, hand sanitizers and antiseptics.
The magazine Chemical Research in Toxicology published another study which explained that this chemical can cause cancer if used in high amounts.
This harmful ingredient penetrates through our skin and enters in the blood causing a hormone imbalance. However, despite all proofs and researches, Colgate still ensures us that their products are safe. So far, Canada is the only country in the world that decided to put a ban to Triclosan.
On the other hand, our governments remain silent about the side effects caused by this harmful ingredient, and will probably put a ban on it only after some serious problems occur, which was the case with asbestos, PCB and DT.
All in all, we are left alone to decide and take care of our well- being, and restrict harmful influences that can harm our health.