‘Colgate Total’ Ingredient Linked to Cancer and Disrupted Development


I’ve read about this yesterday evening and (re)searched about it.

«The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out.» – Bloomberg

«At the same time, millions of Americans are putting it in their mouths every day, by way of a top-selling toothpaste that uses the antibacterial chemical to head off gum disease.» – Bloomberg

«Other companies like ‘Avon’ and ‘Johnson & Johnson’ announced plans for phasing out the use of the chemical in their products.»
«Avon announced in March this year, which gave in to pressure from consumers and plans to phase out triclosan its line of cosmetics and personal care products.
In August 2012, Johnson & Johnson announced that by the end of 2015, will remove from its consumer products a list of potentially harmful chemicals to health, including triclosan.» – Portal Administradores News

UPDATE:

Infarmed (National Authority of Medicine and Health Products, I.P.) – the regulatory and supervisory public institute responsible for the marketing, sale and control of medicine and other health products in Portugal – said today that the amount of triclosan present in packaging is not harmful to health: “European legislation on cosmetics specifies a maximum concentration of 0.3% compared to the use of triclosan as a preservative This value is considered safe by on Consumer Safety Committee of the European Commission in toothpastes, soaps, hand, body soaps / shower gels, deodorants, facial powders and creams brokers “.

Lusa confirmed that the toothpaste in question has a concentration of 0.3% triclosan and may therefore “be made available in the European market,” said Infarmed.

Infarmed Info Source – RTP Notícias/Lusa

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