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Colgate Total Toothpaste has Chemical Ingredient Linked to Cancer?

A very disturbing news is currently circulating in the worldwide news feed today, wherein an allegedly chemical content that can trigger to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals was found in Colgate's top selling product toothpaste - 'TOTAL.'

Colgate Total Toothpaste Includes Chemical Ingredient Linked to Cancer
Chemical Ingredient Linked to Cancer allegedly found in Colgate Total Toothpaste


According to the company, a certain chemical named 'triclosan', is used in the toothpaste to fight commonly build plaque and gingivitis.

The said product was formerly approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) year 1997, after undergoing standard test from the said agency, said COLGATE.

But after Bloomberg's investigation with the product, they said, "some of the scientific findings Colgate put forward to establish triclosan's safety in toothpaste weren't black and white".

Following inquiries from Bloomberg, FDA later put the 35-page study on its website following the a lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act request.

Taking into account a new research regarding the above mentioned content,three scientists who reviewed the pages at Bloomberg's request said that the agency's approval on Colagate's TOTAL almost two decades ago has raised most questioned if the process in approving the said product is made accurately, and said that the approval may not validly stand considering the new research.

Bloomberg wrote, "The pages show how even with one of the US's most stringent regulatory processes -- FDA approval of a new drug -- the government relies on company-backed science to show products are safe and effective."

According to Bloomberg, The product company studies in the said content revealed foetal bone malformations in mice and rats but it was ignored saying that it is not relevant.

Bloomberg added, "Viewed through the prism of today's science, such malformations look more like a signal that triclosan is disrupting the endocrine system and throwing off hormonal functioning."

Colgate on the one hand has kept their stand in their product, saying that TOTAL's approval was supported by more than 80 clinical studies which involves more or less 19,000 people.

Colgate spokesman Thomas DiPiazza told Bloomberg, "In the nearly 18 years that Colgate Total has been on the market in the US, there has been no signal of a safety issue from adverse-event reports."

Colgate even added that Cochrane Oral Health Group, a network of doctors, researchers and health advocates' independent 2013 review have not found any evidence that will lead harmful effects using Colgate Total.

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