Colgate hit by triclosan cancer scare

Toothpaste giant Colgate is attracting increasing negative attention for its use of the active man-made ingredient triclosan

Toothpaste giant Colgate is attracting increasing negative attention for its use of the active man-made ingredient triclosan. According to a growing body of scientific evidence, the antibacterial ingredient not only causes widespread environmental contamination, weakens our resistance to bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and can lead to allergen sensitivity, but more worryingly, has been linked to hormonal disruption, bone malformations and cancer.

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