You might be one of those people using Colgate toothpaste just because it’s one of the most known and commonly used brands around the world.
One study showed that Colgate toothpastes contain dangerous substances which might cause occurrence of cancer and appearance of other ailments. One such harmful ingredient is Triclosan, which is actually used in antiseptics, deodorants, different laundry detergents, and hand sanitizers. According to another study, published in the Chemical Research in Toxicology magazine, if used in large quantities, this chemical can cause even cancer.
However, the government is silent about the dangerous side-effects of this ingredient and will most likely stay silent until series of serious problems start occurring to finally ban it. This has happened to the toxic ingredients such as PCB, DT, and asbestos. Anyway, Canada is the only country in the world that has put a ban to the dangerous Triclosan. Penetration through skin and entering in the blood, resulting in hormone imbalance, is the biggest problem this ingredient causes. Colgate continues to ensure us in the safety of their products, despite all proofs and researches. It turns out that you are the one to decide if you are going to use their products, or discard them for good.
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