After a nearly 50-year wait, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially banned the dangerous chemical Triclosan–as well as 18 other ingredients—from antibacterial hand soaps.
The FDA first proposed a ban on Triclosan in the 70s, but the ruling was never finalized and the matter simply fell off the radar.
News of the chemical’s risks have been surfacing slowly over the years. Not only was Triclosan linked to heart and muscle impairment, officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have long begged the public to stop the overuse of antibiotics and antibacterial products due to their role in the creation of “super bugs.”
While I applaud the FDA’s decision to finally ban Triclosan from use in hand soap, we’re forgetting that this chemical is also found in another common household product: Toothpaste.
I think most people would be absolutely shocked to learn that their toothpaste is likely loaded with toxic compounds linked to asthma, liver, kidney, and thyroid problems and even cancer. Worse yet, the vast majority of dentists endorse these brands as the “best solution” when, in fact, this is far from the case.
What’s in Your Tube?
Advertisements by today’s toothpaste manufacturers seem to promise us everything except a visit from the tooth fairy. Such ads suggest that certain brands of toothpaste can safely whiten teeth, reduce sensitivity to brushing, control tartar, eliminate plaque, prevent cavities, cure gingivitis, and freshen our breath. Continue .......
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